July 1st marks the start of Park and Recreation Month. The annual monthly celebration encourages people to get out and experience the benefits of parks and recreation – from health and wellness to nature and everything in between. This year is the 30th anniversary celebration of July as Park and Recreation Month. To celebrate, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is encouraging retro, 1980s-type activities at local parks and recreation facilities, while also promoting the enduring benefits of parks and recreation. We’ve been fortunate to work with the NRPA and a number of parks and recreation sites around the country for the last few years and we love that they are focusing on creating healthier children!
Here’s how you can join in the celebration and celebrate Park and Recreation Month:
- Include mention of Park and Recreation Month in newsletters and other communications (blog, social media, emails) throughout the month.
- Spread the word through social media using: #JULYPRM30
- Download and post the web graphics and/or logo to your websites, social media platforms or include in your communications to show your support.
- Grab your eighties gear and slang and participate in the Throwback Thursday Instagram Video Challenge. This sounds like tons of fun … we can’t wait to see these!
You can find all of the information at www.nrpa.org/july.
Make sure and download your OrganWise Guys retro-inspired coloring sheet to celebrate parks and recreation this month!