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Prince William County to Show and Share the Love for Local Parks and Recreation this July

Month Celebration to highlight value of parks and recreation for local communities

Prince William County Seal(PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA) Why do you love your local parks and recreation? Can you answer the question? Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) believe people in Prince William can and are seeking the most creative answers during national Park and Recreation Month this July. This year, the Department of Parks & Rereation program of activities for Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to show and share the love for parks and recreation.

Prince William County will celebrate Park and Recreation Month through special activities throughout the park system, family-fun theme nights at our waterparks and our Facebook Photo Contest. The 2013 theme of “I [heart] my PWC Parks & Rec” encourages individuals, families, friends, and park-lovers everywhere to venture to their local parks and recreation areas to experience the many benefits they offer, such as programs to inspire healthy, active lifestyles and activities to appreciate nature and the environment.

Paramount to this year’s theme is the fill-in-the-blank social media posterthat people can use to say why they love their local parks and recreation. During each week of July, there is a different theme that people can follow to snap pictures in their local parks and recreation. Submit photos that show the love for local parks and recreation through the Parks & Rec Facebook page, to be entered into the contest. The Dept. of Parks & Rec will award weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end of the month. The social media posters can be picked up at all of our recreation centers, pools and waterparks.

To learn how to show the love during Park and Recreation Month, visit www.pwcparks.org and find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/PWCParks

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 30,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

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