#ThankAParkAndRecPro for a chance to win prizes!

This year’s theme for Park and Recreation Month is "We Are Parks and Recreation" and we want you to help us celebrate by participating in the #ThankAParkAndRecPro contest. Get involved by filming a video of yourself, your family, your staff or anyone you choose thanking a park and recreation professional for the essential services they provide your community. Submit your video via this page, or by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ThankAParkAndRecPro for a chance to win one of four $100 gift cards!

How to Enter

1. Think about all the services provided by park and recreation professionals in your community — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, local parks and recreation have provided ways for people to remain active, healthy and connected.

2. Take a video thanking the park and recreation professional who has made an impact on your life or in your community — this could be by yourself, with your friends or family, your staff, team, etc.

3. Submit it via this page through the form below, or by uploading to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #ThankAParkAndRecPro.


We will randomly select a winner from qualifying entries and notify that winner on July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Keep in mind that this is not about the quality of your film and all about your message - have fun with it and get creative!

Please note, Park and Recreation Month is a family-friendly activity. Please no distasteful or vulgar videos. Videos are subject to review before posting to the gallery. Users may enter more than one video per week into the contest, however, each entry submitted must be substantially different than all subsequent entries. Winners will be randomly selected and notified on July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Please refer to the official rules above for details on the contest and claiming prizes. Winners will be contacted via email or a direct message from NRPA on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and must accept the prize within 24 hours.

Incorporate the #ThankAParkAndRecPro Contest into Your Activities

  • Use social media to challenge your community members to film themselves thanking their local park and recreation professionals.
  • Set up stations in your park and recreation facilities related to the contest (or a virtual station on your website). Include the hashtag #ThankAParkAndRecPro

Other Ways to Get Involved in Park and Recreation Month

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Park and Recreation Month — whether you’re a park and recreation professional or park and recreation super fan! You can get involved by:

  • Hanging up the official Park and Recreation Month poster. We have lots of banners, web graphics and artwork in our toolkit.
  • Finding a Park and Recreation Month event in a nearby park!
  • Connecting with us on social media (FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest)! Not only can you participate in the contest, but we’ll also be sharing and highlighting Park and Recreation Month events from around the country. 
  • Ask your local legislators to officially declare July as Park and Recreation Month. Let everyone in your community know how important parks and recreation is.


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