SF Rec and Park Celebrates National Recreation and Parks Month 2015

July is National Recreation and Parks Month!

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department celebrates the month of July with a month long of special events National Recreation and Parks Month.  Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month.  To welcome National Recreation and Parks Month, the Department kicked off with a fun project with Google which allows the public to have 3D satellite geo-mapping of the trails in San Francisco.  The trails available for the street view now are located in Grand View Park, Corona Height, Billy Goat Hill, and Glen Canyon Park.


Then on Sunday, July 5th, SF Rec and Park in partnership with American SCORES Bay Area will host the free broadcast of the Women’s World Cup Finals at Civic Center Plaza.  Along with watching the game on the big screen, fans will be able to get their faces painted in team colors, scrimmage on mini soccer courts and take part in soccer skills activities provided by Soccer in Slow Motion.  Food trucks by Off-the-Grid will be on site as well.


And to continue the celebration, for the weekend of July 17th, SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program will lead volunteers with Volunteers for Outdoor California to host a work party beautifying the trails through Glen Canyon Park to Twin Peaks.  The volunteers will enjoy an amazing 70 green acres of trails and natural areas in the heart of San Francisco.


Toward the end of the month-long celebration, on July 25th, SF Rec and Park will host its annual summer family event, Play Day on the Green at Palega Recreation Center.  A free day long of fun and activities including games, prizes, climbing wall, carnival rides and food trucks.


“Now, at SF Rec and Park, we say to everyone today, and everyday: Get out and play!” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “National Recreation and Parks Month is a great reminder for all of us that to play is a wonderful way to get healthy!”


For more events and fun activities to celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month with SF Rec and Park, please visit: https://sfrecpark.org/national-park-and-recreation-month/.



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