July is Parks & Rec Month

Month-long celebration highlights undiscovered roles of local parks and recreation!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation with HE Parks as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month, A Lifetime of Discovery. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including free children’s entertainment, movie nights at the swimming pool (fee applies), trips for seniors and free ice skating.           

HE Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting you to explore A Lifetime of Discovery at your local parks and rec. Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues, summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life, such as senior programs, innovative health and wellness opportunities, community celebrations, outdoor education, and more.

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share why they think it’s important to explore and discover all HE Parks has to offer with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit heparks.org and www.nrpa.org/July

About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation, and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.