Monday, July 04, 2016

July is Park and Recreation Month - Find Your Park - Part One

By Dwight Hunter

One of my favorite guides to work on and to update each year is this guide: Park & Recreation Month Guide.  This year is also special -- our National Park Service is celebrating a centennial milestone. 100 years of public ownership of parks!

This is part one of a three-part series about this guide.  It is one of the most fun guides to find resources, and to view embedded videos, and to explore links and much more. 

The fun recreation that can be found in this guide goes in hand with activity.  In my senior year in high school, I decided to take what I thought was an easy course in Recreational Sports.  In that course, I learned how to play racquetball & volleyball, how to bowl, do archery, rifle shooting range, slow pitch softball, trampoline, rappel, golf, and disc golf. Those lessons are still with me today!

Use the information in the guide to find a park near you! As always, there are pictures submitted by library staff that can be viewed -- more about those pictures in part two of this series.

Enjoy a fun summer - discover a park, see how people have recreational fun, and celebrate 100 years of national parks!

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