Park and Recreation Month

park and recreation month 2020

Explore Lakewood parks and recreation in July during Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This year's theme is "We are Parks and Recreation." Help us celebrate by thanking a staff member, and taking our challenge for a chance to win prizes!

Take the challenge!

Follow instructions below, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for weekly challenge posts.

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Each week, choose one or more activities listed below to complete. 
  2. Complete an activity and post a photo on Facebook or Instagram. You must include #LakewoodParksRec in your post.
    *If you have privacy settings on your account, you'll need to message us your photos instead on Facebook or Instagram
  3. For each activity you complete and post, you’ll receive one entry in our prize drawing on July 31.

The Challenge

WEEK ONE: EXPLORE

Complete one or more activities July 6-12 and post on social media with #LakewoodParksRec or send us a message with your photos. 

  1. Take a new trail (view trails).
  2. Visit a new park (view parks list).
  3. Go bird watching. 
  4. Go fishing (view locations).
  5. Look for bugs. 

WEEK TWO: RELAX

Complete one or more activities July 13-19 and post on social with #LakewoodParksRec or send us a message with your photos. 

  1. Take a walk in a park (view parks list).
  2. Hold a yoga pose.
  3. Listen to nature sounds.
  4. Smell the flowers. 
  5. Cloud gaze. 

WEEK THREE: PLAY 

Complete one or more activities July 20-26 and post on social with #LakewoodParksRec or send us a message with your photos. 

  1. Throw a Frisbee. 
  2. Play pickleball or tennis (tennis locations) (pickleball locations).
  3. Climb at a playground.
  4. Play soccer or catch. 
  5. Fly a kite. 

WEEK FOUR: MOVE

Complete one or more activities July 27-31 and post on social with #LakewoodParksRec or send us a message with your photos. 

  1. Work out at the Fitness Court (view details/location).
  2. Run a mile.
  3. Hula hoop or cartwheel.
  4. Take a bike ride.
  5. Go hiking (view parks list).

Prizes up for grabs

Prizes include three $50 Rec Bucks gift certificates, a 2021 Bear Creek Lake Park annual pass and green fees for a foursome at Homestead Golf Course. Winners will be randomly selected from all entries received.

Thank a staff member.

Join us in celebrating the essential and selfless work of park and recreation professionals. Throughout July, we'll be highlighting staff members on Facebook and Instagram. If you see a staff member this month, help us celebrate by thanking them.

When

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 08:00 AM - Friday, July 31, 2020 | 08:00 PM

Location

City parks and outdoor fitness locations.