Park and Recreation Month 2022

July is Park and Recreation Month!

Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks. 

We will be announcing the theme for 2022 soon, along with resources and materials to help you celebrate Park and Recreation Month in your community. Sign up to receive email updates on the form to the right!

In the meantime, be sure to read the cover story from the July 2021 issue of Parks & Recreation magazine, as we shared the story of our 2021 Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest winner (pictured left).

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