06/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 14:45
Month-long celebration highlights the essential services of local parks and department professionals
Nashville, TN --- Metro Parks and Recreation announced today 31 events and activities to celebrate
July as Parks and Recreation Month, a national month that emphasizes the vital importance of parks
and recreation for quality of life, and the health and well-being of communities across the country.
This year, the month emphasizes the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing services that are critical to a healthy city. A variety of activities both
virtual and on the ground that lend themselves to social distancing are planned for residents are listed in the attached month-long calendar of Metro Parks: Things to Do in July!
'We value the essential role our employees play in the health and well-being of this community - and
this month helps us showcase our efforts to provide all our residents with ample access to green spaces, recreational opportunities, clean air, sports and water facilities,' said Metro Parks Director Monique Horton Odom.
July is Parks and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Metro Parks encourages the public to learn more about our local parks, and parks and recreation professionals and the essential services they provide by visiting the department online on Facebook, Twitter or on their website. To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit www.nashville.gov/parks and www.nrpa.org/July.
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.
About Metro Parks
Metro Parks offers a variety of facilities and programs throughout Davidson County. Currently, the department manages over 16,000 acres of open space, including 178 parks and 100 miles of greenway.
It is our mission to sustainably and equitably provide everyone in Nashville with an inviting network of parks and greenways that offer health, wellness and quality of life through recreation, conservation and community. #