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July is National Park and Recreation Month

July 9, 2015 | Community News, Community News and Media

Park-and-Rec-Month-2015Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Parks and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation play in health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.

In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is encouraging everyone to get out and experience the power of parks and recreation.

“July is the perfect time to highlight all the benefits parks and recreation provides right here in New Jersey,” said Darrin Anderson, deputy director, NJPHK. “Our local parks and recreation directly contributes to reduced obesity rates and an improved ecosystem.”

NJPHK is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for families to achieve healthier lifestyles by renovating parks and playgrounds in Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton, Vineland, as well as providing support to a number of other locations across the state.

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