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Posted on: June 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation to Commemorate Park and Recreation Month in Temecula

Parks and Recreation

Join the City of Temecula Community Services Department as we celebrate Park and Recreation Month this July.  This month-long celebration will highlight the impact of parks and recreation on the quality of life in Temecula.  Rise Up to support parks and recreation!   These public servants show up for their communities every day in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.

America began celebrating Park and Recreation Month in 1985.  Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals play in building stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient communities across the country.   

Temecula City Council Member & TCSD President, James ‘Stew’ Stewart comments, “We encourage everyone in Temecula to ‘Rise Up’ for parks and recreation with us this July to experience everything the City of Temecula has to offer.  We are leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to achieve healthier lifestyles, understand nature and environmental resilience, and experience enriching programs and services.”

You can celebrate Park and Recreation Month in the City of Temecula by visiting over 40 parks and by participating in free community events: Summer Concerts, Movie in the Park, or Second Saturday Cultural Celebration, all happening in July.  Bring your family to Temecula’s Community Recreation Center Pool and cool off during public swim or at our Family Fun Nights at the Pool or register for one of our many classes such as sports, fitness, art, cooking, and so much more!

Temecula’s Parks Maintenance Superintendent Stacy Fox reminds visitors, “Temecula’s parks include a diverse species of trees that make up the City’s urban forest.  Besides the many environmental benefits that trees provide to our community, trees also provide inviting and shady outdoor spaces for recreation and relaxation in our parks.”

The City of Temecula has partnered with the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) to launch Agents of Discovery!  Your mission is to download the Agents of Discovery App (Android Play Store & Apple App Store), and then visit Sam Hicks Monument Park (41970 Moreno Road) to explore and complete fun challenges.  This is a wonderful way to spend quality time outdoors.  Prizes are also available!

Please follow @TemeculaParksAndRec on Instagram and Facebook to see how we are celebrating National Park and Recreation Month with fun videos highlighting all the ways we #RiseUp and to learn about prizes.  For more information, visit NRPA.org/JulyCPRS.org; and TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD, or contact Temecula’s Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480.

 


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