Magazine article Parks & Recreation

October 5 Is National Visit a Park Day

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

October 5 Is National Visit a Park Day

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF VISIT A PARK DAY to spark a long-lasting bond between your park and recreation facilities and your community.

The NRPA Young Professional Network, in conjunction with the NRPA, is pleased to announce Visit a Park Day on Friday, October 5.

The public is encouraged to set aside unnecessary obligations on October 5 and take time to visit a local, state, regional, or national park and enjoy the many benefits of these locations. National Visit a Park Day provides the opportunity to take advantage of recreation offerings and education within parks that can spark healthy habits, renew a sense of appreciation for nature and community, and inspire ongoing visitation of parks for lifelong enjoyment.

In past Visit a Park Days, local and state recreation and park programs, nonprofits, and related civic groups have united nationwide to support this initiative. Last year's Visit a Park Day included events such as interpretive walks through nature parks and along public beaches. In addition, some communities unveiled new signage on Visit a Park Day aiming to foster safety in parks and playgrounds. …

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