Park and Recreation Month 2023: Where Community Grows
Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.
This year's theme — “Where Community Grows” — celebrates the vital role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.
As park and recreation professionals, you make a positive impact on the lives of your community members every single day. Let’s come together this year and show the world just how much parks and recreation means to our communities.
Check out all the ways you can get involved below, including the Park and Recreation Month toolkit, which contains the official graphics, sample messaging and more. Stay tuned for other exciting opportunities to get involved throughout July!