The City of Rock Island has officially proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month!
The City of Rock Island has officially proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month! This July, join Rock Island for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate how Rock Island is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation. A variety of activities are planned for all ages and abilities throughout the month of July.
Rock Island is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting our community to share their experiences, memories, and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them. With everything from Red, White and Boom!, Park Party, Yoga in the Park, Concerts in the Park and more, there are plenty of ways that you can celebrate with us, as well! For a list of all the events happening this month visit adobe.ly/3Oy1ezw.
“This July, we are bringing attention to how important it is to rise up and support our field, because every day, park and recreation professionals rise up for their communities in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.” - NRPA
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks and recreation has on communities across the U.S.
NRPA and Rock Island encourage everyone that supports parks and recreation to share how it has improved their quality of life, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, on social media with the hashtag #RiseUpJuly and #riparksandrec or tag us on Facebook @rockislandparksandrec, Instagram @ri_parksandrec or Twitter @RIparksandrec.