On Tuesday, June 17th, the Southlake City Council proclaimed the month of July to be National Parks and Recreation Month in Southlake. Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. This July, Southlake Community Services is inviting all Southlake residents to go outside and enjoy being active in the beautilful parks, nature trails and open space of Southlake!
‘July is Park and Recreation Month’ is a national campaign sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The purpose of the campaign is to encourage everyone to visit their city parks, embrace active lifestyles and improve their overall health. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to create healthy habits for yourself and your children by getting out to a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, natural area or other public space. The City of Southlake offers numerous recreational opportunities to explore including 1200+ acres of park land, the Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve and the Southlake Tennis Center. These park and recreation opportunities enrich the lives of Southlake residents and provide natural spaces to play and exercise.
This year’s theme is “Out is In.” The National Recreation and Park Association is encouraging communities to set trends instead of following them, making 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, and get involed in their community through parks and recreation.
To help celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Southlake Community Services has also put together a special calendar of events that you can print at home. Everyday in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and visitors to do with their friends and family. However you decide to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages everyone to start talking about the positive role parks and recreation has on their lives!
For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.