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July is Parks Make Life Better Month!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month. Be sure to visit our local parks and trails this month and take advantage of all that we have to offer!    

The Visalia Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

 “Park & Recreation Month is the perfect time to explore the many benefits the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department offers Visalia residents including impacting our community through health and wellness, social equity and conservation,” stated Jeannie Greenwood, Director for the City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department.  “From fitness classes to meal prep and digital photography classes, we offer programs and activities for all ages and interests.”

NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly.
Be sure to tag us in your entries so we can share them on our social media pages too - #liveandplayvisalia!

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