Park & Rec Month

Park & Rec Month
  • Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks and recreation have on communities across the United States.

    This July, we're celebrating Park & Recreation month with "Our Park and Recreation Story."  Do you have a favorite memory of a time spent at a park or in a recreation program? Did visiting City Park or hiking Linear Trail help you through a tough time (like COVID)?

    Please share your stories by emailing
  • Check out the Park & Rec month Photo Scavenger Hunt.
  • Download the Park & Rec month calendar.

    We're also asking you to use #OurParkAndRecStory in pictures you take at Parks and Rec facilities, programs, and special events, and tag them on Facebook, @ManhattanParksandRec. 

    For more information, go to or search social media channels using #OurParkAndRecStory.