National Park and Recreation Month

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Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote the importance of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity, and to recognize the thousands of park and recreation employees that maintain our nation’s local and community parks. 

This July, North Richland Hills is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month. With over 800 acres of park land and 30 miles of trails, NRH makes the great outdoors accessible to everyone! You can always find people in our community to connect with at special events, at the NRH Centre, NRH2O Family Water Park, Iron Horse Golf Course and the Richland Tennis Center.

Play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions and NRH parks and recreation facilities are the accessible places for all people to play. An obvious benefit of play is that it increases physical activity and mental agility. Parks make fitness fun through the use of outdoor exercise equipment, fun classes, sports leagues and so much more. 74% of children don’t get enough daily exercise — encouraging active play is a great way to get kids (and adults) more physically active.

Our vision is to create a happy, healthy and connected community where everyone matters. So, help us celebrate July as National Park and Recreation Month and PLAY ON NRH!

Join the "NRH Play On" painted rock contest in July!           

Find an NRH Play On painted rock at a park, on a trail or at a facility and win a prize! Hints are given on the North Richland Hills Parks and Receation Facebook and Twitter page!

Painted Rock Flyer 


Painted Rocks

Things to Do in NRH for National Park and Recreation Month