Park and Recreation Month
We Are Parks and Recreation
Hooray for Parks and Recreation! July is Park and Recreation Month, and we’re ready to celebrate in style. Every year we celebrate this month with our friends at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and this year we will be highlighting our team. We want to introduce you to the people who make sure our parks and recreation programs are well-maintained, safe, inclusive, and welcome. Most importantly, this is the team that makes sure you have the best time when you visit. We have big plans for the month. Listed on this page are the events that will be hosted in the parks, but that’s not all! Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page @ExperienceSouthlake. We will have some fun games you can play at home and activities showcasing some of the hidden gems we have in our parks. Watch closely, there will be chances for prizes!
Join us for these upcoming Parks and Rec Events during the month of July:
Friday, July 3
Enjoy the show from home!
Let’s kick off Parks and Rec Month with a bang! This year, we’ll be celebrating our country’s Independence Day from the comfort of our own homes, together. Relax and enjoy the evening with friends and family, and set your sights on the night sky toward the center of town at 9:30 p.m. sharp! This year’s fireworks show will be bigger than ever and set off from a centralized location so you and your family can watch the show from your own backyard!
Saturday, July 11
at Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park
Bring your pup to the dog park for a fun day of ruff-housing with the neighbor dogs! Be sure to stop for a photo-op at our selfie station, and share your photo on social media with the hashtag #ExperienceSouthlake for a chance to be featured!
National Hot Dog Day
Wednesday, July 22
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at Bicentennial Park
Nothing says summer like a delicious hot dog at the park! Bring your appetite to Bicentennial Park concessions stand for a free hot dog as we celebrate National Hot Dog Day!
Adult Kickball Tournament
Saturday, July 25
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
at Bob Jones Park
We’re having a one-day kickball tournament for adults at Bob Jones Park. This is your chance to let your inner child out for a day and hang out with friends while you attempt to dominate the diamond. Register by July 20 to join the fun! Registration required. Ages 16+.
TBA: Surprise Event!
We’re closing out the month with a super fun event you’re going to love, but you’ll have to wait a little longer to find out what it is! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement!
About Parks and Recreation Month:
Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote the importance parks and recreation has in health and well-being, conservation and social equity, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.
About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.