National Parks and Recreation Month

National Park Service LogoThe National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) designated July as America’s official Park and Recreation month in 1985. This month is the perfect time to explore, enjoy, and celebrate our local area parks and recreational centers.

The theme for July 2018 is “A Lifetime of Discovery”. Check out the resources below for ideas, then get out there and recreate!

Local parks and recreation areas

City of Portland Parks & Recreation
There is so much to explore with Portland Parks and Recreation. Find your local pool, park or center and take a class, go for a swim, reserve a picnic site, or enjoy some natural beauty.

Beaverton Parks and Recreation
The City of Beaverton is committed to providing excellent recreational and park services to its residents and visitors. From large open green spaces to sports activities, Beaverton offers something for everyone.

City of Hillsboro Parks and Recreation
Hillsboro offers hundreds of programs year-round for all ages including recreational, educational, youth development and cultural classes, adult sports leagues and elementary and middle school after-school programs and summer camp.

Metro Parks and Natural Areas
Explore 17,000 acres of parks, trails and natural areas across the Portland metropolitan region.” Includes an interactive park finder.

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District
Offers more than 39 parks, 25 natural areas, 15 miles of trails including the 6-mile Trolley Trail, Mount Talbert Nature Park, and three facilities: Hood View Sports Complex, the North Clackamas Aquatic Park, and the Milwaukie Center.

City of Tigard Parks and Recreation
The City of Tigard provides healthy and diverse recreational opportunities through programs, events, parks, and natural areas, for all ages and abilities.

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