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Park & Recreation Month

Park & Recreation Month – July 2024

Since 1985, July has been celebrated 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 essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals — such as our staff at Plainfield Park District — play in building stronger, more vibrant and more resilient communities all across the country.

The Plainfield Park District, in partnership with the Illinois Park & Recreation Association, has highlighted daily activities designed to encourage people to “unplug” from technology and plug into play, creativity, family and adventure.

July 1 – Fish Tales Photo Contest
July 2 – Sidewalk Chalk Contest
July 3 – Food Truck Festival & Fireworks
July 4 – Unplug Illinois Resources
July 5 – Float and Fundraise
July 6 – Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Viewing
July 7 – Farmers Market
July 8 – National Freeze Pop Day Giveaway at Ottawa Street Pool
July 9 – Fishing for Trash
July 10 – $1 Night Swim at Ottawa Street Pool
July 11 – Birding on the Fly
July 12 – Movie in the Park
July 13 – Unplug Illinois
July 14 – Farmers Market
July 15 – Teen Music Bingo
July 16 – National Ice Cream Day at Ottawa Street Pool
July 17 – Traveling StoryWalk
July 18 – Concert in Settlers’ Park
July 19 – Firefly Glow Hike and Campfire: Theodore Marsh
July 20 – Wonders of Will County: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve
July 21 – Happy Mornings Yoga and Hike
July 22 – Pro Wrestling Club
July 23 – Boats, Bats and Barns: The Riverview Nightlife Experience
July 24 – Storytime at Hazel Marie’s
July 25 – Christmas in July at Ottawa Street Pool
July 26 – S’more Summer
July 27 – Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Viewing
July 28 – Farmers Market
July 29 – Evening Swim at Ottawa Street Pool
July 30 – Cruise to Village Green
July 31 – Design a Unicorn Contest

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