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​This July, it’s Game On!


kid at clarks creekMonth-long Celebration Highlights Park and Rec Fun and Games

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and explore the great things happening at your parks, nature centers and preserves, and recreation centers. This July, join in on the fun and games offered by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation as it celebrates Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

We will be promoting this wonderful occasion on Park and Rec’s social media channels all month. Here is what you can look forward to:

Week 1: Games We Play: How We Use Our Parks and Facilities
We’ll kick off NRPA Month with a week that highlights the many ways people use Park and Rec facilities for team sports, health and wellness, learning experiences and general enjoyment.

Week 2: The “Operations” Game: Maintaining Our Spaces and Places
We’ll go “behind the scenes” to meet some of the people who keep our parks, rec centers and other facilities running. Anything from maintenance to repair work is fair game!

Week 3: The “Nature” of Our Games: Outdoor Experiences and Adventures
We’ll explore the great outdoors and showcase the myriad opportunities for all ages and abilities to take part in nature, whether that’s right in their neighborhood, in the woods, or at the waterside.

Week 4: The Game Plan: Shaping the Future of Park and Rec
We’ll learn about the upcoming plans for new and expanded facilities, guided by the planning staff who will give us glimpses into the process.
Week 5: “Overtime” Games: Volunteers
We’ll wrap up NRPA Month by recognizing the volunteers who contribute their time to making Park and Rec a leader and innovator!

We encourage you to play along by enjoying everything we have to offer and sharing your Park and Recreation photos on social media. Take your best shot and tag @MeckParkRec on Instagram and twitter using #GameOnJuly.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit 

To learn more about Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, visit

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