Friday, June 26, 2015

July is National Park and Recreation Month

Bellevue Parks and Leisure Services Wants You to Get Outside and Embrace the Power of Park and Recreation this July!

July is national Park and Recreation Month. Planned activities for Park and Recreation Month include two Rockin’ in Josten concerts, an Outdoor Tree ID workshop, and a 10 Below Freezer Meal workshop. 
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 parks and recreation play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.
This year marks 30 years of Park and Recreation Month and in celebration, NRPA and the Village of Bellevue are encouraging everyone to get out to experience the power of parks and recreation for yourself.
Specific events in July in Bellevue include:
July 6th, Monday, Rockin’ in Josten:  6-8:30pm, Josten Park—Talk of the Town
July 14th, Tuesday, Outdoor Tree I.D. Workshop:  5-6:00pm, UW Extension Office, 1150 Bellevue Street
           ***Event is free, but you MUST pre-register by July 6th online at, spots are filling up quickly!
July 20th, Monday, Rockin’ in Josten:  6-8:30pm—The Stage Hoggs
July 24th, Friday, 10 Below Freezer Meals Workshop--American/International Delights:  6:30-9:00pm, Bellevue Community Center, 1818 Allouez Avenue.  Register online at 
“July is the perfect time to highlight all the benefits parks and recreation provides right here in Bellevue,” said Matt Hahn, Recreation Supervisor for the Village of Bellevue. “Our local parks and recreation directly contribute to reduced obesity rates, an improved ecosystem, and increased property values.”   The Village Parks and Leisure Services Department offers opportunities for people to achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and conservation, as well as bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services.