Park and Recreation Month

A colorful graphic that celebrates Park and Recreation Month.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks and recreation has on communities across the U.S. 

This July, Cosumnes CSD Parks and Recreation is "Rising Up" and highlighting all the ways our communities are stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation. 

Connect on Social Media

Follow Cosumnes CSD Parks and Recreation on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and contests!

  • Facebook: @Cosumnes CSD Parks and Recreation
  • Instagram: @cosumnesparkrec
  • Twitter: @CosumnesParkRec

Official 2022 Park and Recreation Month Hashtags

  • #RiseUpJuly
  • #MyParkChallenge

Social Media Contests

Your Park and Rec Story:
You're invited to join the fun! Share one 30-90 second video clip of how parks and recreation have improved your life, and we'll enter you into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card! One random winner will be selected on July 27, and the best video highlights will be shared on our social media channels during July. Share your story (external link)

Terms and Conditions:
  • Contestants must be 13+ years of age and a resident of Elk Grove to participate in "Your Park and Rec Story".
  • Video use on social media does not guarantee win.
  • Entries will be accepted 6/27-7/22, 2022. The entry deadline is extended to Tuesday, 7/26.
My Park Challenge:
National Park & Rec Month is your sign to get outside and get moving! We're challenging you to visit your local parks, trails, or green spaces 101 times this month (click here for inspiration). How you spend your time in the park is up to you: spend 10 minutes or more walking on a trail, sitting at a bench, going on a jog, riding a bike, or enjoying your favorite outdoor activity, and that's it! It's really as simple as that! Share your journey with #MyParkChallenge.