Celebrate July is National Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation Month, making it a special time of the year for Oakland County residents and those who work in the parks and recreation profession.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation will celebrate Parks and Recreation Month by publishing an Oakland County Parks and Recreation Bucket List, encouraging residents to explore all aspects of the parks system. This list will include ideas for adventure challenges visitors can complete in the parks. In addition to the list, daily reminders will be posted to social media accounts. Those who choose to participate in the adventure challenges can share their Oakland County Parks Adventure using #MyOCPadventure on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“Oakland County Parks contributes to a high quality of life that attracts residents and businesses to our communities,” Executive Officer Dan Stencil said. “We are proud of our parks ability to preserve land and create recreational opportunities for residents.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) showcases the impact parks and recreation has in every community. NRPA is releasing a short animated video titled “Power of Parks.” The video can be viewed at www.NRPA.org/July. NRPA encourages all people that support parks and recreation to watch and share this video with the hashtag #JulyPRM30.

Since 1966, Oakland County Parks and Recreation has grown to nearly 6,700 acres of natural landscapes and recreation areas. It is comprised of 13 county parks, two waterparks, two nature centers, five golf courses, three dog parks, a county market and 65 miles of trails.

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