This toolkit is where you can find the materials you need to celebrate Park and Recreation Month at your agency.
This July, show your community members that parks and recreation are more than just playgrounds and rec centers. This is your chance to highlight the sometimes undiscovered offerings of your agency, such as STEM programming, senior programs, innovative health and wellness opportunities, sports parks, aquatic complexes, community celebrations, outdoor education, flood mitigation, maintenance and much, much more. Show your community that "A Lifetime of Discovery" awaits at their local parks and recreation!
Official 2018 Park and Recreation Month Poster
This poster can be used in a number of ways to engage your community in your Park and Recreation Month activities. A few ideas:
- Print out the poster and have your community take pictures with it
- Hang it up at your Park and Recreation Month event locations
- Hang it up in any and all of your facilities
- Give it to your mayor or town council to hang in their offices
- Hang it ALL OVER YOUR COMMUNITY!
As always, we love to see how you use the poster and other materials, so take lots of pictures and videos, and share them with us on social media using #DISCOVERJULY. A hard copy of the poster will be available in the May 2018 print issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.
Download 8x11 poster
Download 8x11 poster with bleeds
Download 20x15 poster with bleeds
The Park and Recreation month Outreach Toolkit provides all the tools you need to promote Park and Recreation Month in your community. The full toolkit contains a fact sheet, key messages, template media advisory, template press release, sample social media materials, template editorial story and tips on media outreach. We've also provided the template materials separately if you are only looking for one or two pieces.
Download Full Outreach Toolkit - Word Doc
Print out this Park and Recreation Month Activity Book filled with fun, creative and educational activities to hand out at your Park and Recreation Month events!
Download the Activity Book PDF.
Download the Logo and Design Files
NRPA provides the Park and Rec. Month logo artwork so you can easily promote your activities to your community. To download a zip file with these materials, enter your information below. We may contact you with updates on Park and Recreation month, but we won't share your info and you can unsubscribe anytime.
Park and Recreation Month Logo
Use this image on any of your materials throughout July 2018 to show your support and participation. You can also use this as your profile photo or “avatar” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram leading up to and during July 2018. Encourage your fans and followers to do the same!
Download large version of logo.
Web banner 650x80
Web banner 300x250
Web Tower Ad 160x600
Use this customizable calendar to promote all of your Park and Recreation Month activities taking place in July. Add your information, print out and post/distribute within your community.
We've made customization easy for you – you can download a fillable PDF (24x36 or 8.5x11 inches).
Park and Recreation Month Proclamation
Have your local government officially declare July 2018 as Park and Recreation Month! Below is a PDF of the original 2009 declaration from the U.S. House of Representatives, and a template that you can customize and print on your office agency/government letterhead.
Park and Recreation Month Proclamation - HRES 288 IH
Park and Recreation Month Proclamation - Template
Tips for Proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month
If you receive an official Proclamation, let us know!
Social Media Tools
The official hashtag for this year’s Park and Recreation Month is #DISCOVERJULY! Use it to let us know how you'll be celebrating and playing this July. Follow us to stay up to date on the latest about Park and Recreation Month and get tips, ideas and more!
Download Sample Social Media Posts - Word Doc
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Connect with NRPA on Facebook for updates on Park and Recreation Month! Like us and post on our page to let us know what you’ll be doing this July! Don't forget to link to us in your posts about Park and Recreation Month.
Follow us on Twitter, @NRPA_News, for fun facts, updates and shout-outs! Tweet out what you’re doing this July and don’t forget to retweet us! We’ll be giving shout outs leading up to and throughout the month of July! Use hashtag #DISCOVERJULY
Connect with NRPA on Instagram and be sure to tag any Park and Recreation Month photos with #DISCOVERJULY so we can also connect with you and see all of the great things you're doing in July!
Pin with us on Pinterest and follow our boards. Use hashtag #DISCOVERJULY
Other Toolkit Resources
The rest of the toolkit resources, including posters, social media graphics, a calendar, activity sheets and more will be availble this spring. Sign-up for the email list here to get a notification when the complete toolkit is available.