Get your play on this July with Arlington Parks and Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation agencies, such as Arlington Parks and Recreation, play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.
This year, it’s all about discovering the power of play with your local parks and recreation facilities. From learning a new sport like lacrosse to meeting your friends on the playground, your Arlington Parks and Recreation facilities are the places where everyone can play, regardless of age or ability. NRPA and Arlington Parks are encouraging everyone to get out there to experience the power of play for themselves.
Here are 10 Ways to Play and celebrate Park and Recreation month in Arlington:
2. Try Foot Golf at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course with family and friends. $5 specials Wednesday and Sunday.
3. Take a family bike ride through our 56 miles of trails.
5. Play a round of Disc Golf at Veterans Park.
6. Sign up for one of our Summer Camps.
8. Play Tennis at Arlington Tennis Center.
9. Rock Climb at Elzie Odom Athletic Center.
Arlington Parks and Recreation 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. A few of those programs and services include: a city-wide Health and Wellness Expo, installing Senior exercise equipment in two parks, the equipment being the first of its kind in the City, and hosting the 9th Annual Ecofest this fall.
Nationally, NRPA is celebrating Park and Recreation Month with a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly. For more information about the contest and Park and Recreation Month in general, visit www.nrpa.org/July.