Monday, December 10, 2018

July Is Park and Recreation Month!

Southlake Parks and Recreation is inviting the entire community to celebrate “A Lifetime of Discovery” with free family events throughout the month of July.

July is Park and Recreation Month, a national campaign sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The purpose of this campaign is to inspire 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 over 1,200 acres of parkland, the newly renovated Southlake Tennis Center and the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. These park and recreation opportunities enrich the lives of Southlake residents and provide natural spaces to play and exercise.

This year’s theme is “A Lifetime of Discovery,” encouraging everyone to get out and explore all of the wonderful opportunities their parks and community have to offer! To help celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Southlake Community Services has put together a special calendar of events that you can print or view online. Every day in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and visitors to do with their friends and family. Some of these free events include:

Walk and Breakfast with Mayor Hill
Saturday, July 14
North Park
9 a.m.
Kickstart your weekend with a walk around North Park with Mayor Hill followed by a light breakfast provided by the Bill Tait State Farm Agency. All participants will receive a complimentary Under Armour shirt, and the first 30 participants will receive a complimentary LiveFit water bottle!

National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 15
Bicentennial Park Playground
1 – 3 p.m.
Stop by Bicentennial Park Playground and celebrate America’s favorite summer treat with free Italian ice from Rita’s!

Wheeling Through Summer Safely
Monday, July 16
Bicentennial Park
8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a morning bike ride, helmet decorating, safety stations and water activities with Southlake officers and firefighters!

Parks Mini Rodeo
Tuesday, July 17
Bicentennial Park Playground
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kids will have a blast playing interactive games, learning about plants and discovering all of the cool things our Parks team does every day.

National Hot Dog Day
Wednesday, July 18
Bicentennial Park Playground
5 – 7 p.m.
We’ll be giving out free hot dogs, so swing by for a tasty snack while supplies last!

MasterWorks Presents: Escape
Saturday, July 21
Aria Amphitheater
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast for a free outdoor concert by Escape, DFW’s favorite Journey cover band! Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at all MasterWorks concerts; no tarps, tents, alcohol or glass, please.

Pups in the Park
Tuesday, July 31
Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park
Bob Jones Park
5 – 8 p.m.
Bring your furry friend to Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park for all kinds of fun dog activities, including paw prints and a puppy photo booth. Humane Society of North Texas will also be on site with their mobile adoption vehicle accepting donations for the Keller Regional Adoption Center. If you or someone you know is searching for a new companion, be sure to stop by to meet the animals looking for their forever homes! We also invite all of our guests to bring a donation—not only will it help improve the quality of life for the animals in HSNT’s care, but it will also get you entered into a raffle to win awesome prizes like free vaccines, nail clippings, dog treats and more! HSNT is currently in need of the following items:: Purina One Dog and Puppy Food (dry), Purina One Cat and Kitten Food (dry), cat litter, bleach, towels, Pine-Sol and fleece blankets.

Check our calendar for more events and information, and celebrate this month of discovery by sharing your experiences on social media using the hashtag #DiscoverJulySLK. However you decide to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages everyone to start talking about the positive impact parks and recreation has on their lives!

If you have any questions, please contact (817) 748-8019 or visit our website at ExperienceSouthlakeTexas.com/DiscoverJuly.

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