During Park and Recreation Month, discover what your parks have to offer

Date: July 6, 2018



July is Park and Recreation Month, a time to highlight local parks and recreation. Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) invites you to get outdoors, explore the "undiscovered" at our local parks, and enjoy a "Lifetime of Discovery," an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). 

A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including late night swims, naturalist programs, hikes, 2018 Park Picture Pursuit, free summer lunches and games, softball tournaments, the Kids on Wheels Parade, and the First-Ever Welch Pool Cardboard Regatta! See the calendar above.

Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues, pools, nature centers, and summer camps are just a few of the places and activities that come to mind when you think of parks and rec. But parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Parks and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve your quality of life through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming; active adult programs; innovative health and wellness opportunities; community celebrations; outdoor and environmental education, and more.

“CRPR strives to provide programming and facilities to meet a variety of community needs," says Pam Salokangas."The impact can be felt through better health via exercise programs; improved diet through the provision of community garden plots; additional access to healthy meals by participating in the free summer lunch program; increased awareness and knowledge of environmental impact to reduce animal/plant/human conflict, and access to open spaces for all to enjoy and reduce stress."

If you support parks and recreation and think it's important to explore and discover all that CRPR has to offer, NRPA encourages you to post why on social media with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly

About the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority
The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority's mission is to serve Centre Region residents of all ages throughout the year. CRPR offers a variety of recreation opportunities to enrich your life through participation in programs, use of facilities, provision of leadership resources and technical assistance, and by serving the participating municipalities, both residents and non-residents, and groups. The Authority membership includes five municipalities - -the Borough of State College and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton -- and the State College Area School District. For more information, visit www.crpr.org 

About the National Recreation and Park Association
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 www.nrpa.org

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