Celebrate ‘Where You Belong’ at Prince William County Parks

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Provided by Prince William County Parks & Recreation

Join Prince William County Parks this month for Park and Recreation Month, and celebrate how Prince William County is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation.

This year, with the theme “Where You Belong,” celebrate the many ways Prince William County Parks provides welcoming and inclusive programs, essential services for all ages and abilities, and safe, accessible spaces to build meaningful connections.

Whether it’s parks, playgrounds, recreation, fitness or fun, below are just some of the programs and events happening during July to help both residents and visitors discover all that Prince William County Parks has to offer.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series – Fridays at 5

Next concert: Friday, July 19, 5 to 9 p.m., featuring Collective

With an exceptional variety of live bands that’ll get your hands clapping and your feet moving all summer long, Fridays at 5 provides fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Surround yourself with the aroma of deliciousness from our flavorful food trucks. Come out to sip on a cold brew under the warm summer sun and dance, laugh, sing and make new friends during this popular free community event. Come join us for Fridays at 5 at Sean T. Connaughton Plaza on July 19 and other dates throughout the summer.

Fitness – Tai Chi

Class session begins Thursday, July 11

Register to explore the many benefits of Tai Chi, like strength, balance, flexibility and stress management for a healthier you for a lifetime. Beginners and all levels are welcome! For those first-timers who want to see what Tai Chi is all about, you’re welcome to join the class at no cost on the last SCHEDULED Thursday of each month. Class sessions begin Thursday, July 11.

Recreation – Rec on Wheels

Parks & Rec is holding several “Rec on Wheels” events. Come to Ellis Barron Park on Monday, July 29, 5:30  to 7 p.m.; and at Marumsco Acre Lake Park on Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Kona Ice will be onsite both days to keep you cool and Prince William County’s Mobile Library unit will be at Ellis Barron Park on July 29. There will be field games and coloring stations for the kids. All are invited for some fun in the parks!

Adapted programs – Flatwater Kayaking

Saturday, July 13, 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Come experience the freedom and joy of paddle sports! User-friendly kayaks and adapted programs instructors will help participants become comfortable with using kayaks on the water. Parents and siblings are encouraged to register as well. Paddle sports can become a fun family activity! Participants must be able to keep a life vest on while on the water, stay seated in the boat, and close lips and hold breath in case of submersion. All participants should bring a water bottle and sunscreen.

For more things to do in July, click here.

NRPA and Prince William County Parks and Recreation encourage everyone who supports parks and recreation to share how it has fostered belonging, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, on social media with #WhereYouBelong and #pwcPARKS.

About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit parksandrecreation.org.

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