The world of parks and recreation reaches more than 300 million people in this country. Public park and recreation agencies across the country seek to ensure a healthy future for America, with the understanding that parks and recreation are powerful catalysts for change—in everything from the economy, health, and conservation.
July is National Park & Recreation Month. This year’s theme is “Get Wild” which encourages families to play outside and enjoy all of the benefits that local parks have to offer. There are many different benefits to enjoying your local state parks including various programs developed to inspire healthy, active lifestyles along with activities geared towards helping kids learn to appreciate nature and the environment in their local communities.
Park and recreation agencies are the second largest public feeder of children, behind schools; park and recreation agencies serve approximately 560,000,000 meals to children through summer and after-school programs each year.
You can find out more information about your local parks by visiting the NRPA website where you can find a calendar of local events happening across the country, the official toolkit, opportunity to take the Get Wild pledge, and information on the Get Wild Geocaching Contest.
The tool kit includes the 2012 Official “Get Wild” Social Media Poster, a customizable calendar, and various graphics. You can learn more by also visiting the National Recreation and Park Association on Facebook.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of National Recreation and Park Association and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.