On Wednesday, Parks and Recreation Department officials invited the community to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month during July by safely visiting City parks and participating in various virtual activities on the department’s social media sites.
“We are excited to be able to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month with our city, this time bringing an incredible range of high-quality virtual activities for the whole family,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe. “It’s important to stay healthy, happy and engaged while safe at home as we continue to follow the Local Emergency Directive.”
The month-long celebration will kick-off with a virtual Fourth of July concert from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, live streamed via the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
The concert will feature the Dream Merchant Band—one of El Paso’s premier R&B, Funk and Blues bands—with a music selection ranging from Classic Soul, Motown, Funk, and R&B.
Throughout the month, Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of virtual activities for people of all ages that encourage activity, outdoor and water safety education, and self-care.
Other activities include fitness videos for all ages with exercises that can be done at home, interactive games and activities, a virtual walk through Memorial Park, and camping night from home.
The Parks and Recreation Department will team up with the El Paso Library on July 23 for “Rec and Read Day,” which will include a free book distribution to children at different locations throughout the City.
The Parks and Recreation Department will also use social media to post pictures and videos about parks and recreation professionals using the hashtag #WeAreParksAndRec.
Parks and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) that raises awareness and appreciation of the valuable contributions that parks and recreation programs make to communities.
For more information on Parks and Recreation Month and to see a schedule of events visit www.elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation the city’s website.