We’re telling ‘Our Park and Recreation Story’ this July
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local park and recreation professionals, such as our staff at PLAY Roanoke, play in building stronger, more vibrant and more resilient communities all across the country.
Parks are at the center of so many experiences and memories—moments that park and recreation professionals help make happen. Our local parks are often our first experiences in nature, our introduction to a favorite hobby or physical activity. They are places to gather with friends and family, spaces to celebrate life’s special moments, spots of respite and healing, sites that connect us with essential community services, and so much more.
In Roanoke, you can celebrate Park and Recreation Month in several ways!
- Tell us your Park and Rec Story
- Pints for Parks with Starr Hill ($1 from every beer sold on Mondays and Tuesdays goes to Parks and Rec!)
- Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga
- Pints and Poses at Starr Hill
- Parks After Dark (July 9 at Countryside Park, July 30 at Fallon Park)
- A River Float to Starr Hill
- Yoga at Elmwood Park
- 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
- Or one of our greenway clean-ups!
PLAY Roanoke is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to
achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and conservation, as well as
bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services.
NRPA encourages everyone that supports parks and recreation to share how it has impacted
their lives with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory. For more information, visit
www.nrpa.org/July. Learn about the exciting Park and Recreation Month activities planned for Roanoke
and more online at www.playroanoke.com.