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07/15/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/15/2019 14:00

Parks & Recreation to Host “Game On” Night in Celebration of Parks & Recreation Month

The Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with Team Doogie Sports and Social Club, will host the first-ever 'Game On' Night to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month. Members of the public are invited to join staff on July 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dallas White Park (5900 Greenwood Ave) for an evening filled with fun and games. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy pick-up games of volleyball, kickball, or cornhole. Admission and all activities are free. Don't forget to dress in your active-wear and bring your water.

Parks & Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote the importance of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity, and to recognize the thousands of park and recreation employees who maintain our nation's local and community parks.

Park and recreation agencies across the country are recognizing the month with summer programs, events, contests, commemorations and celebrations. In celebration, the City encourages all residents to explore our 24 local parks, to enjoy the health benefits of a hike in nature, or to learn a new recreational activity, such as Pickleball. Throughout the month, residents can share their adventures on social media and tag the City of North Port for a chance to win a free Parks & Rec swag bag!

''Game On' Night will be a great opportunity for our community to come together and enjoy the health benefits of the great outdoors while playing some casual games and meeting new people,' said Laura Ansel, Communications & Outreach Coordinator with Parks & Recreation. 'We're excited to be partnering with Team Doogie to make this event possible and we invite everyone to visit a local park or recreation center where there are opportunities for all.'

For more information, call 941-429-PARK (7275) or visit www.CityofNorthPort.com/ParksandRecreation.