Park and Recreation Month

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This July discover everything the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department has to offer! Celebrate Park and Recreation Month by discovering what makes your Parks and Recreation department great! Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues, summer camps – these are just of few of the things that come to mind when you think of parks and rec. Did you know we also offer STEM programming, senior activities, health and wellness opportunities, outdoor education and more? A lifetime of discovery awaits you at Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation.

“July is the perfect time to highlight all the benefits parks and recreation provides right here in Pensacola,” said City of Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. "Our local parks and recreation department directly contributes to reduced obesity rates, an improved ecosystem and increased property values.” 

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and conservation as well as bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services.

In Pensacola, you can celebrate Park and Recreation month by having a picnic, playing at your favorite playground, attending an old-fashioned ice-cream social at Bayview Senior Center, watch a movie underneath the stars at Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park and so much more.

Take the #NRPADiscoveryChallenge!

Nationally, NRPA is celebrating Park and Recreation Month with a weekly contest encouraging people to show them the unique things they’ve discovered at their local parks. NRPA also encourages everyone that support parks and recreation to share something new they’ve discovered with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly. For more information about the contest and Park and Recreation Month in general, visit www.nrpa.org/July.

Take a look at all of the fun events and activities happening this July with the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department to inspire your photos!

All July             Play Pensacola Summer Camps & Roger Scott Tennis Camps

July 3               Independence Day Fish Fry with the Blue Anchor Belles at Bayview Senior Center

July 4               Sertoma 4th of July Fireworks at Seville Square

                         Symphony Sparks and Stars at Community Maritime Park

                         Pensacola Blue Wahoos' Fireworks Food & Fun at Wahoos Stadium

July 6                Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park at Community Maritime Park

July 9-20          Beach Party Dance Camp at Vickrey Resource Center

July 12              Ice Cream Social at Bayview Senior Center

July 16-20        Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp at Malcolm Yonge Gym

July 16-19        North Pensacola Optimist Soccer Camp at Roger Scott Athletic Complex

July 20             Senior Game Night at Woodland Heights Resource Center

July 23-27        Musical Theater Camp at Vickrey Resource Center

July 24              Eat This, Not That! at Bayview Senior Center

July 30-Aug 3   Mini Hip Hop Camp at Vickrey Resource Center


Activity Sheets

Print out this Park and Recreation Month Activity Book filled with fun, creative and educational activities!

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Download the Park and Recreation Month Activity Booklet PDF