Game On for Parks and Recreation Month
Get ready to get in the game this July with Tucson Parks and Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Parks and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Parks and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local 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 highlighting the fun, games, and exciting offerings at our parks and recreation centers. From providing special events to exciting sports leagues and everything in between, Tucson Parks and Recreation has a wide variety of fun programs that bring the community together. We are encouraging everyone to get out there and get in the game in their own way at their parks and recreation centers.
July has officially been proclaimed as Parks and Recreation Month in Tucson and will be presented at the July 9, Mayor and Tucson City Council meeting. “July is the perfect time to highlight the benefits city parks provide,” said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “City parks and recreation centers provide free and low-cost activities for Tucsonans of all ages, improving both physical and mental health. They strengthen neighborhoods, and maintain a vibrant urban ecosystem.”
In Tucson, you can celebrate Parks and Recreation Month by joining us at an open house at recreation centers throughout the city. See the calendar below or visit our website at Tucsonaz.gov/parks for more information. NRPA also encourages everyone who supports parks and recreation to share how they are Game On for parks and recreation with the hashtag #GameOnJuly. For more information about Parks and Recreation month, visit www.nrpa.org/July.