July is Parks and Recreation Month

July is Parks & Recreation Month

Dickinson Parks & Recreation is celebrating National Parks & Recreation Month. We’ve planned a month long celebration, make sure to join in the FUN!!


This July, we will celebrate the vital role parks and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.

Join us for these special events:

  • July 6 – FREE admission to Patterson Lake Recreation Area with a Beach Party from 3:00-6:00 pm.
  • July 13 – FREE admission to the West River Community Center and the West River Pool Party from 12:00-7:00 pm.
  • July 20 – FREE ice skating at the West River Ice Center from 1:30-3:30 pm.
  • July 21 – Parks & Recreation Professionals Day.
  • July 27 – FREE green fees at Heart River Golf Course from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

View the entire month’s events:

Why do we celebrate Parks & Recreation Month?

  • Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.
  • Through efforts by NRPA, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an official resolution for Park and Recreation Month in 2009, and introduced the resolution in 2017 and 2018.
  • Park and recreation agencies across the nation are recognizing the month with summer programs, events, contests, commemorations and celebrations.
  • The services that park and recreation professionals provide are vital for our communities — from protecting open spaces and natural resources to helping fight obesity and providing activities and resources for all people.
  • Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value park and recreation professionals bring to communities.
  • It’s time to share why local parks and recreation is Where Community Grows! NRPA encourages everyone who supports parks and recreation to share how it has improved their community on social media using #WhereCommunityGrows.
  • For more information, visit nrpa.org/july.
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