Community Services Department invites you to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month during the month of July by safely visiting City parks and participating in virtual activities.

Parks and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and you can participate in the nationwide campaign to raise awareness for and appreciation of the valuable contributions that parks and recreation programs make to communities. Throughout the month, the City will offer a variety of virtual programs available for residents of all demographics and abilities that encourage physical activity, provide nutrition education, self-care tips, creative social interaction, and additional resources for high-risk populations.

“Many people don’t realize what an integral part of our daily lives, happy childhoods, and fond memories are made possible by parks and recreation programs and the caring, hardworking people who create them,” said Mayor Karen Farrer. “This July, please enjoy the Community Services Department’s incredible range of high-quality virtual activities, which offer important ways to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and entertained while safe at home during the pandemic.”

Malibu parks and recreation professionals will also offer a flashback on the many fun and interactive programs that the City has provided in the past and reflect on the essential role the Department fulfills. The City encourages community members to share why they believe parks and recreation is essential with the hashtag #WeAreParksAndRec.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit MalibuCity.org/PRMonth and www.nrpa.org/July. Follow the Community Services Department on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and activities.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff