Did you know July is National Park & Recreation Month? The Plainfield Park District, in partnership with the Illinois Park & Recreation Association, will be offering daily activities designed to encourage people to “unplug” from technology and plug into, play, creativity, family and adventure.
Why Unplug? Unplugging delivers many physical, mental, social and health benefits such as:
Improve your physical health – Getting 30 minutes of physical activity can improve blood pressure, lower cholesterol, reduce stress and extend life expectancy according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Improve your mental health – The National Recreation and Park Association states that more time spent in parks and green spaces can help individuals fight against mental health issues like depression, anxiety and stress.
Improve your social interactions – Spending time with family and friends helps cope with trauma, encourages healthy habits and can lower health risks such as stress and high blood pressure according to the Mayo Clinic.
Improve your lifestyle – Committing to taking time away from screens can improve sleep cycles, boost being present in the moment, increase productivity and improve social connections.
July 1 – Why Unplug
July 2 – Fruit and Vegetable Stamp Art
July 3 – Bring Your Leaf Bug Art to Life
July 4 – Patriotic Picnic
July 5 – Cruise Night
July 6 – BINGO at Plainfield Library
July 7 – Christmas in July
July 8 – Plug Into Crossword
July 9 – Unplug Illinois Day at Eaton Preserve
July 10 – Farmer’s Market
July 11 – Family Storytime at Plainfield Library
July 12 – Traveling StoryWalk
July 13 – Coffee with the Mayor
July 14 – Concert in Settlers’ Park
July 15 – Plainfield Fest
July 16 – Plainfield Fest
July 17 – Plainfield Fest
July 18 – Farm Animals Coloring Page
July 19 – Cruise Night
July 20 – Shark Party at Plainfield Library
July 21 – Constellations
July 22 – Movies in the Park
July 23 – Channel Your Inner Animal
July 24 – Bake Sweet Animal Treats
July 25 – Ways to be Kind
July 26 – Cruise Night
July 27 – Scout’s Summer Fun Hunt
July 28 – Relax with Yoga
July 29 – Movies in the Park
July 30 – Find Illinois Wildlife Crossword
July 31 – How We Will Unplug