July is parks and rec month in Santa Clarita
The City of Santa Clarita joins the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in celebrating July as the kick off of summer programming at parks and recreation facilities. Since 1985, the NRPA has designated the month of July as “Recreation and Parks month”.
“The City of Santa Clarita proclaims July as Parks and Recreation month and encourages the public to celebrate by visiting a park, trail, recreational facility, or taking advantage of a fun summer program,” commented Mayor Marsha McLean.
The City has 17 beautiful parks, 8 swimming pools, over 32 miles of trails, a sports complex, aquatic center, skate park, community center, and hundreds of classes and programs.
Research shows that 75% of Americans live within two miles of a public park or recreation facility. And, more than 75% of the population takes advantage of their local parks and recreation facilities—this amounts to a staggering 192 million people visiting annually.
“Parks and recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community through the many amenities and diverse and innovative recreation programming. July is a time to pull the community together to volunteer, get involved in great outdoor activities, advocate for parks and recreation, and enjoy the many facilities and programs our City offers. ” commented Rick Gould, City Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services.
For more information on Parks, Recreation, and Community Services activities and programs, log on to www.santa-clarita.com.