Posted by Jill Lind on Jun 29, 2018
Get ready to unlock a lifetime of discovery this July in Trophy Club and with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as those in Trophy Club play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.
This year, it’s all about highlighting the unique — and sometimes unknown — offerings of your local parks and recreation facilities. From STEM programming to innovative health and wellness opportunities, your Trophy Club Parks and Recreation team have a wide variety of beneficial programs. NRPA and Parks & Recreation are encouraging everyone to get out there and discover everything that is offered at their local parks and rec facilities!
In Trophy Club, you can celebrate Park and Recreation month by volunteering to plant over 13,000 US flags for the 4th of July, spend time with friends and family at our 4th of July event, supporting the Trophy Club kickball champions at the championship game versus another surrounding city, or by supporting the Trophy Club Tritons swim team at the swim meet hosted at Trophy Clubs Community pool.
“July is the perfect time to highlight all the benefits parks and recreation provides right here in town, said Mayor Nick Sanders Our local parks and recreation programs directly contribute to reduced obesity rates, an improved ecosystem and increased property values.”
Trophy Club Parks & Recreation staff are 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. Parks and Recreation staff will host the first flag football league in the fall of 2018 and a basketball tournament in 2019. Staff also creates various creative ways for our “camp kids” to stay active by visiting the pool 3 times a week and participating in various activities throughout the day. “The best way I can describe the parks and recreation staff making a difference in our community is how well engaged we are with the citizens of Trophy Club; and by continuing to offer new athletic opportunities such as flag football and basketball tournaments” said Parks & Recreation Director Tony Jaramillo. “Parks and Recreation staff enjoys watching families create their own memories at the town’s parks and community pool, this is by far the most important difference we can help make for our residents.”
Nationally, NRPA is celebrating Park and Recreation Month with a weekly contest encouraging people to show them the unique things they’ve discovered at their local parks. NRPA also encourages everyone that support parks and recreation to share something new they’ve discovered with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly. For more information about the contest and Park and Recreation Month in general, visit www.nrpa.org/July.
Learn about the exciting Park and Recreation Month activities planned for Trophy Club and more at www.trophyclub.org.