July Is Park and Recreation Month

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Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant 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.

This year's theme — “Where Community Grows”  celebrates the vital role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.

Listed below is a daily tool kit to help you celebrate National Park and Recreation Month with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Share your pictures on social media and tag us (@DallasParkRec) and be sure to use #WhereCommunityGrows and #DallasParks!Weekly Park Rec

Monday Mood - Did you know that going outside is proven to boost your mental health? Utilize our parks & trails to brighten up your mood on Mondays! Post pictures of how you brighten your "Monday Mood" using any of our Dallas parks or trails. Be sure to tag us @DallasParkRec. 

Trail Tuesday - The Dallas Park System has 177 miles of developed trails. Visit one of our trails and tag us @DallasParkRec.

Wellness Wednesday - Let's take care of ourselves. Utilize one of recreational centers, parks, trails, and programs that promote wellness. Make sure to snap a pic and tag us @DallasParkRec so we can spread wellness

Throwback Thursday - We love that our communities are improving and growing. Share before and after pictures from any of our locations and tag us @DallasParkRec. 

Frame it Friday - Bring out your photography skills and snap a picture of one of our parks or trails and tag us @DallasParkRec. We love a good view. 

Staff Saturday - Our staff deserves all the praise. Share pictures or videos of staff members or volunteers you are thankful for and tag us @DallasParkRec.

Sunset Sunday - Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, ever day can end beautifully! Take a picture of the sunset from one of our parks or trails and tag us @DallasParkRec so we can share!