A month-long celebration highlighting the impact parks and recreation has on communities across the country
Plainfield, IL – June 29 –This July, join the Plainfield Park District for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate how the Park District community is stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient because of parks and recreation.
A variety of activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including a free rock painting event on July 10, Scout’s Summer Fun Map pop up event on July 12, a drive-in movie on July 16, and a free swim night with Hawaiian music and dancing on July 25 at the Ottawa Street Pool.
Plainfield Park District is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting our community to share their experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them.
With everything from summer camp, swim lessons, summer sports, and special events, there are plenty of ways that you can celebrate with us as well!
NRPA encourages people who support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation story, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory.
NRPA also encourages people to get creative by submitting an original poem about parks and recreation by July 9.
Bestselling author Kwame Alexander will combine lines from your poems and create one community poem made up of our many voices that will be read online at the end of July and at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in September.
To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit www.nrpa.org/July.