National Park and Recreation Month

JUNE 26, 2024 - July is the National Recreation and Park Association/NRPA's Park and Recreation Month! This year's theme is "Where You Belong."

Since 1985, the United States has celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time parks and recreation professionals - along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers - who maintain our country's local, state, and community parks.

Bettendorf’s Parks & Recreation Department is participating in the NRPA's Park and Recreation Month by celebrating the many ways park and recreation professionals across the country foster a sense of belonging in their community by providing welcoming and inclusive programs, essential services of all ages and abilities, and safe, accessible spaces to build meaningful connection.

The services that park and recreation professionals provide are vital to our communities – from protecting open spaces and natural resources to helping fight obesity and providing activities and resources for all people. Throughout July, Bettendorf Parks & Recreation will be sharing how parks and recreation is #WhereYouBelong:

Week 1 (June 30-July 6): Kick Off Park and Recreation Month
Week 2 (July 7-13): Being an Advocate for Belonging
Week 3 (July 14-20): “Fit” In
Week 4 (July 21-27): A Kinship With the Land
Week 5 (July 28-August 3): Belonging Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

GET INVOLVED! We are encouraging everyone and anyone to share how parks and recreation has improved their lives on social media using #WhereYouBelong. Throughout July, we will showcase our awesome parks, programs, facilities, staff, and more on the Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Facebook and Instagram Pages - and each week, we will offer our followers an opportunity to win a prize! To follow us, click the links below:

Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Facebook Page
Bettendorf Parks & Recreation Instagram Page