National Park and Recreation Month

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 be a part of Our Parks and Recreation Story! 

Join "Our NRH Parks and Recreation Story" contest in July!        

Scan the QR code and fill out the form for the Our NRH Parks and Recreation Story from July 12 to July 29 to be entered into a drawing for 1 of 10 prize packs! QR codes are scattered at NRH Parks, Trails and at NRH Recreation Facilities. One entry per day and winners announced on July 30.

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NRH National Parks and Recreation Month July 2021 Calendar

Looking for something to help celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month in July? We have you covered with activities, camps and art! Below is a listing of the activities, camps and events for the month of July for NRH Parks and Recreation. 

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     Downloadable Calendar Here

Things to Do in NRH for National Park and Recreation Month