Park and Recreation Month 2022
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 essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals play in building stronger, more vibrant and more resilient communities all across the country.
This July, we are bringing attention to how important it is to rise up and support the field of parks and recreation, because every day, park and recreation professionals rise up for their communities in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. Parks are a great place for those with osteoarthritis (OA) to complete low-impact, moderate-intensity physical activity that includes aerobic, balance, and muscle-strengthening components.
The OA Action Alliance has a longstanding partnership with NRPA, and we hope you will join us in celebrating Park and Recreation Month 2022. NRPA encourages everyone that supports parks and recreation to share how it has impacted their lives with the hashtag #RiseUpJuly. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org/July.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.