Parks and Recreation Month!

13 Jul Parks and Recreation Month!

Did you know that…

  • Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote the importance parks and recreation has in health and well-being, conservation and social equity, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.  (source)
  • Through efforts by NRPA, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an official resolution for Park and Recreation Month in 2009 and introduced the resolution in 2017 and 2018. (source)
  • Park and recreation agencies across the country are recognizing the month with summer programs, events, contests, commemorations and celebrations. (source)
  • The services that park and recreation professionals provide are vital for our communities — from protecting open space and natural resources, to helping fight obesity and providing activities and resources for all people. This has been especially true throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value park and recreation professionals bring to communities. (source)

Learn more about Park and Recreation Month here!  Join data2insight as we celebrate and cheer our essential parks and recreation professionals and the work that they do!