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Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the
nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Dallas joins with hundreds of park
and recreation agencies across the nation in this celebration.
year’s theme from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is, “Get
Your Play On.” That call to play coincides perfectly with the focus of Dallas’ parks,
recreation centers, athletic facilities, golf courses, community swimming
pools, leisure programs for all ages, and family attractions including Bahama
Beach Water Park and the historic Fair Park.
and recreation services are vital to Dallas. Protecting green space and natural
resources, helping fight obesity, encouraging walking and biking, and providing
activities, programming, and resources for all age groups and interests is at
the very heart of what Dallas Park and Recreation Department does month in and
experts consistently remind us how important play is to our mental wellbeing,
physical health, and personal interactions with others. And we agree. We
hope you will take advantage of the many fun and beneficial activities and
events in our parks and recreation centers that are planned throughout the
month of July that will help you and your family Get Your Play On!