30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month

July 7, 2015

Park and Rec Month 2015As Fredericksburg area residents, you know your parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature or connect with fellow community members. But what you may not know is that your parks and recreation also contribute to improved health outcomes, higher property values and environmental sustainability. So think about us when you go to buy/sell your next home!

Parks and recreation have the power to strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. That's why this year Fredericksburg Parks & Rec joins cities across the country in celebrating the power of parks and recreation for the 30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month—an annual event created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985.

In celebration of National Parks & Recreation month, we are going to have a photo contest! The rules are simple:

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1. Like Us on Facebook
2. Take a picture of how you take advantage of all Fredericksburg Parks & Rec offers like our parks, pathways, trails and green spaces, programs, Dixon Pool, Motts Run; the list goes on!
3. Post that picture on your Facebook page and tag @FredParksRec
4. We will pick a winner each Friday starting July 10! The winner will have until the following Monday at 9am to claim their prize or another winner will be picked. We have some great prizes for you!

We can't wait to see how YOU enjoy our Parks & Rec programs!


Then to culminate this program, Stage Door Productions will be hosting a FREE showing of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hurkamp Park. The show will be nightly at 6:30pm from Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, July 25. Food will be available for purchase or you can bring a picnic dinner. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and the whole family to celebrate the beautiful parks we have just for your enjoyment!

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