Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation and Park association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks and recreation has on communities across the U.S.
We’re celebrating Park and Recreation Month this July by highlighting the stories of how our community is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation. In addition to sharing our stories on social media, watch for our annual Park and Recreation Month Duck Hunt activity on July 12 through 16, along the Cherry Creek Regional Trail.
This year’s theme for Park and Recreation Month is “Our Park and Recreation Story,” and we want to highlight the stories of how you are stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of Parker parks and recreation.
We would LOVE to hear your story! Some examples we have heard are:
Worked with a trainer to come back from a sports injury.
Completed a 5K.
Registered for a new fitness class to meet new people.
Found peace along a trail during a hard time.
Please share your stories and photos by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15. We will randomly select five participants to receive a Parker license plate t-shirt at the end of July.
We're ready...tell us YOUR park and recreation story.