Each July we celebrate Park and Recreation Month and this year the Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Palm Beach County Library System to help tell “Our Park and Recreation Story”—this year’s official theme. July is the perfect time to experience what your local parks have to offer and share your stories with PBC Parks. Visit
to explore your county park system. For resources about the flora and fauna you may find at the park, or to explore the national parks, visit
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Some fun ways you can share your #pbcparks story:
- Write a poem.
- Take photos.
- Make a video.
- Create an illustration.
- Sing a song or create a melody.
Some prompts to get you started:
- Going to the park or beach makes me feel…
- When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do in a park was…
- My favorite summer camp memory is…
- My favorite campfire memory in a park is…
- My favorite county park is… because…
For information about the national effort declaring July is Park and Recreation Month, visit
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About this year’s theme: Parks are at the center of so many experiences and memories — moments that park and recreation professionals help make happen. Our local parks are often our first experiences in nature, our introduction to a favorite hobby or physical activity. They are places to gather with friends and family, spaces to celebrate life’s special moments, spots of respite and healing, sites that connect us with essential community services, and so much more. Local parks have been essential throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of your community members finding a new appreciation for the essential spaces you manage and vital programs you provide. Every park has a history made up of thousands of stories that help to define it. This July, let’s tell our park and recreation story and provide opportunities for everyone in our communities to create their own stories, as well.