Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local park and recreation professionals, such as our Brooklyn Park Recreation staff play in conservation, health and well-being, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.
The services that park and recreation professionals provide are vital for our communities — from protecting open space and natural resources, to providing fitness programs, and, recently, providing essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value park and recreation professionals bring to communities.
In Brooklyn Park you can celebrate Park and Recreation Month by participating in our new and innovative recreation programs and events!
“July is the perfect time to highlight all the benefits park and recreation professionals provide right here in Brooklyn Park,” said Recreation and Parks Director, Jody Yungers. Our local parks and recreation programs directly contribute to the quality of life in our city.
Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and conservation as well as bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services. To