04 Jul '11, 6pm

5 Simple Ways To Help Your Local Parks:

5 Simple Ways To Help Your Local Parks:

Did you know that July is National Park and Recreation Month in the United States? The nonprofit National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) created the day in 1985 to further its mission of advancing public parks and recreation opportunities. For me, it is one of those occasions where I really have come full circle. I grew up across the street from a local park and wound up living across from that same park. I even worked for the department that supported it for a number of years, and met my husband while working in park services there. Throughout my life, public parks have always been there. I am ashamed to say that I have taken for granted that they will always be there. And, I don’t think that I am alone in this thinking. But, like anything worth keeping, we should all take time to appreciate and support our public park and recreation facilities. The NRPA points ou...

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