July is National Parks and Recreation Month

Updated: July 1, 2022

Proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month is an opportunity for your community and local leadership to officially acknowledge the importance of parks and recreation and the benefits it provides to the people [they] serve. – National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Plan a visit to a NYC, NYS or National Park

NYC Parks Activities

Walking Tours

Free Tours by Foot

Governor’s Island

Queens Night Market

  • Choose from local food vendors for an evening of great eating
  • Music performances

Bryant Park

Central Park

  • Guided tours and walks
  • Free entertainment

Types of Parks – Designs and Features (Digital Public Library of America)

History of Pride at National Parks

NY State Parks

Articles on the Health Benefits of Parks