2022 Park and Recreation Month Theme:

We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation

At NRPA, We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation and all the professionals who build strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. This July, we are bringing attention to how important it is to rise up and support our field, because every day, park and recreation professionals rise up for their communities in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.

There’s no better way to celebrate Park and Recreation Month than by highlighting the people who faithfully serve their communities all year long. Join us this July as “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation!”

This year's logo, toolkit, resources and other materials can be found below to help you celebrate Park and Recreation Month in your community. Sign up to receive email updates on the form to the right!

2022 Park and Recreation Month Toolkit

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The official Park and Recreation Month outreach toolkit, logo, poster and more are available now! Use these resources to help promote Park and Recreation Month in your community this July.

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Proclaim July as Park and Recreation Month In Your Community

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Proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month is an opportunity for your community and local leadership to officially acknowledge the importance of parks and recreation and the benefits it provides to the people you serve.

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Park and Recreation Professionals Day

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This year we are celebrating Park and Recreation Professionals Day on Friday, July 15. This is a day to rise up for all the dedicated professionals who build strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

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Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest

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Learn more about this year's Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest in the July feature story and bonus episode of Open Space Radio.

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Use Your Voice to Rise Up for Parks and Recreation

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One way We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation is by ensuring elected officials recognize the essential nature of parks and recreation. Fill out this form and you'll be the first to know about critical legislation and how to make your voice heard in Congress.

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Donate to NRPA this July and Receive a We Rise Up Sticker

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Your donation supports park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. Give $10 or more during July and we will send you a We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation sticker!

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