Park and Recreation Month

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Parks and recreation are vitally important to the quality of life in our city, not only for the health and wellbeing of people who live here, but also because of the preservation of our best, most beautiful assets including trails, open spaces and parks. Colorado Springs is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation services and we’re excited to show it during National Park and Recreation Month 2022. We’ve planned a variety of activities for residents of all ages and abilities to help celebrate!

Each of the virtual and live opportunities coordinated for Parks and Recreation Month are designed to expand
engagement with residents, increase learning outcomes and encourage outdoor fun!

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Facts about Parks and Recreation

  • National Park and Recreation Month is a time to promote the benefits of healthy, vibrant communities. It is a time to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining quality of life and in contributing to the physical, economic, and environmental well-being of communities.

  • Park and Recreation Professionals Day, #ParkandRecDay, is back for its fourth year on July 15, 2022, and is celebrated during National Park and Recreation Month. It's a national celebration honoring essential industry professionals across the country, who make our communities better places to live, work and play.
  • Evidence not only shows that parks are cooler than their surrounding cities, but that parks contribute to overall urban cooling — parks make our cities more comfortable in the summer!
  • National Park and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), to learn more about National Park and Recreation Month, visit