Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month, A Lifetime of Discovery.
Miami-Dade Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting everyone to explore A Lifetime of Discovery at local parks. Playgrounds, recreation centers, sports leagues, summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and recreation. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life, like active older adult programs; programs for people with emotional, intellectual or physical disabilities; evidence-based health and wellness opportunities, like the FIT2Play afterschool program; community celebrations; outdoor education; flood mitigation; and more.
“During Park and Recreation Month, we invite everyone to get outdoors with family and friends and rediscover the many fun and affordable park and recreation opportunities available to people of all ages, tastes, and abilities at Miami-Dade Parks,” said Maria I. Nardi, Miami-Dade Parks Director.
NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to explore and discover all Miami-Dade Parks has to offer, sharing their experiences via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram, using the hashtag #DiscoverJuly.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation, and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit the web page. Read NRPA’s Parks & Recreation magazine here.
About Miami-Dade Parks:
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique parks and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.
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