Parks and Recreation: A Lifetime of Discovery

This July, explore everything your local parks and recreation has to offer! Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues, summer camps — these are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Park and Recreation Month, NRPA challenges you to explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation, like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming; senior programs; innovative health and wellness opportunities; community celebrations; outdoor education; flood mitigation; maintenance; and more! Redefine how you think about your local parks and rec, and uncover a lifetime of discovery!

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Park and Recreation Month Resources

We've got everything you need to participate in Park and Recreation Month this July! Not sure where to start? Check out our Quick Start Guide below. Once you're ready to start promoting Park and Recreation Month to your community, we've got you covered with the toolkit, which contains the poster, calendar, logos, graphics and much more! And, if your agency is hosting a Park and Recreation Month Open House on July 21, be sure to add your event below!

Keep checking back as we continue to add resources. We can't wait to celebrate A Lifetime of Discovery with you this July!


Park and Recreation Month Quick Start Guide

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Here are five tips to get you started with Park and Recreation Month and celebrate "A Lifetime of Discovery" in July!

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