This July, join the City of Port St. Lucie’s Parks & Recreation Department for Park and Recreation Month 2021, as they celebrate how Port St. Lucie is stronger, more vibrant and resilient because of parks and recreation. A variety of activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities.
The City of Port St. Lucie is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting the community to share its experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them. Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation will celebrate through a multitude of recreational offerings.
Enter a photo of you or your family at sunset at any City park with your parks and recreation story to be chosen among those submitted to win a $100 gift card. Email your photos to email@example.com.
The department is also offering free participation in one recreation program per resident during July. Free classes include yoga, Zumba, cardio circuits and much more! There will also be open basketball and volleyball on July 3, 2021 and free pickleball on July 11th at 2-hour increments. A state-wide Super Smash Bros. gaming tournament will be available for eSports athletes. There’s something for everyone to celebrate Parks & Recreation, an essential service provider for our community.
“This year, NRPA has announced an extraordinary theme for Park & Recreation Month–‘Our Park and Recreation Story.’ This past year has clearly demonstrated that the City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Department’s services are truly essential for the well-being of our community,” said Sherman Conrad, Director, City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Department. “As we continue to evolve from this pandemic-impacted world, our Park and Recreation Story is celebrated through the programs and events that this department offers, from athletics to culture to mental health to special events to pristine and serene parks and open green spaces. Everything we offer is critical to the universal self-care and social well-being of our guests,” Conrad stated.
NRPA encourages people who support parks and recreation to share their story, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory.
NRPA also encourages people to get creative by submitting an original poem about parks and recreation by July 9th. Best-selling author Kwame Alexander will combine lines from your poems and create one community poem made up of our many voices that will be read online at the end of July and at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in September. To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit www.ParksPSL.com and www.nrpa.org/July.