SF Rec and Park Kicks Off National Recreation and Parks Month
July is National Recreation and Parks Month!
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) kicks off the month of July with a month long of special events to celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month. Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. To welcome the National Recreation and Parks Month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared July 2012 as the Recreation and Parks Month on June 26th.
Then starting Friday, July 6th, SF Rec and Park will be hosting a weekly photo trivia contest with park destination ticket giveaways through social media. SF Rec and Park’s friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter can post and tweet answers to the weekly photo trivia questions. The ticket giveaway is SF Rec and Park’s way to get San Franciscans to go out and enjoy parks around the City.
To further celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month, SF Rec and Park is launching the SF Rec and Park Kids Club and reaching out to the next generation of park users. Kids of age 12 and under can sign up to become members of the SF Rec and Park Kids Club with their parents’ consent. Members of the Kids Club will receive SF Rec and Park swags, recreation program guides, regular newsletter with mazes, riddles, fun facts about the City’s parks.
Also, to capture how San Franciscans celebrate the National Recreation and Parks Month, SF Rec and Park is calling for submission of 10-second videos with the theme of “Get Out and Play”. Everyone is encouraged to participate by getting out to their favorite parks, showing off their favorite activities in the parks, and shout “Get Out and Play”. The videos submitted to SF Rec and Park will be put together as one video and posted on the Department’s website and Facebook page, as well as to be presented before the SF Rec and Park Commission in August.
For a complete list of events and activities at SF Rec and Park during the National Recreation and Parks Month, please visit website: www.sfrecpark.org .
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has launched the celebration by asking cities all around the nation to pledge to discover new ways to have fun by heading out to any official park, recreation facility, go hiking or biking on trail, get out and play at playground, swimming pool, or natural areas. For more information about National Recreation and Park Association, please visit: http://www.nrpa.org .