Discover the Power of Play This July During Park and Recreation Month

Discover the Power of Play This July During Park and Recreation Month

Great Outdoors Month® may be coming to an end, but the fun just keeps on going. Discover the power of play this July during Park and Recreation Month! Whether it’s hiking, swimming, hitting the basketball court, or taking kids to the playground, parks offer healthy, active outdoor fun for everyone.

“Play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions,” said Barbara Tulipane, President and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), which coordinates the month-long celebration. “To discover the power of play, visit your local park or recreation center where you can gather with family and friends, and participate in a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities that will motivate and challenge you.”

To celebrate Park and Recreation Month, NRPA is hosting a weekly photo contest encouraging people to show how parks and play go hand in hand. Visit www.nrpa.org/July for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted using the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages everyone who supports parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly.

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