In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives designated July as National Park and Recreation Monthopens PDF file in recognition of “the great societal value of parks and recreation facilities and their importance in local communities across the United States.” Since then, hundreds of park and recreation agencies across the country engage with their communities during Park and Recreation Month each year.
Columbia joins them in this endeavor. Mayor Brian Treece has proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Columbia, MO.
The Nataional Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has selected “We are Parks and Recreation” as the theme for 2020. (#WeAreParksAndRec)