Thursday, July 20, 2017

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including Movie in the Park, Rockin' in Josten, Family Kite Fest and Youth Fun Runs!   

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Parks and recreation services improve our physical and psychological health, strengthens our neighborhoods, and makes our community a more attractive place to live and work. Not to mention, being outdoors connects us to nature and helps us put balance in our lives.  The goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation and conservation have on communities across the U.S.


GET YOUR PLAY ON!
This July, Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the National Recreation and Park Association are celebrating the power of play. Play is a vital part of our mental well-being, physical health and personal interactions, and local parks and recreation facilities are places where all people can play and have fun. For more information, go to www.nrpa.org/july or search Twitter and Instagram using #PlayOnJuly.  NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly


Help us celebrate this July the importance of Bellevue's parks and recreational facilities!