Park and Recreation Month

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Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote the importance of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity, and to recognize the thousands of park and recreation employees that maintain our nation’s local, state and community parks.

Park and recreation services are vital for our communities — from protecting open space and natural resources, to helping fight obesity and providing activities and resources for all walks of life — Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value parks and recreation brings to communities.

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.

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? Get Your Game On this July with Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation!

NRPA encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share the fun, games and other exciting things offered at their parks and recreation centers with the hashtag #GameOnJuly.