In honor of National Park and Recreation Month this July, we celebrate the passionate and essential work of parks and recreation professionals who specialize in providing vital services to a healthy Plano.
You can mark the occasion by joining us for the variety of virtual activities we have planned for residents of all ages and abilities, including Facebook trivia, #ThankaParkandRecPro video contest, and more!
Our Department, along with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), invites you to learn more about our local parks and recreation staff and the essential services they provide. With everything from athletics, special events and pools, to recreation centers, parks and trails, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate with us!
Tune in and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all month long for these and other fun and engaging online and in-person #WeAreParksandRec activities:
Get to Know Us! This social media series spotlights just some of our most valued employees working on the front lines and behind the scenes.
Get Outdoors Park Scavenger Hunt (Part 2): Back by popular demand and expanded to 12 challenges! Use photo clues and hop the parks, submitting selfies from the indicated landmarks to win! The faster you find a park, the faster you get to your next set of clues. The grand-prize-winner will receive an annual family membership from our friends at the Heritage Farmstead Museum!
Instagram Takeovers: Follow local parks and recreation lovers as they explore some of Plano’s greatest amenities for getting fit, enjoying nature, and bringing along the four-legged friends and/or kids!
Parks and Recreation Trivia: How much do you know about Plano Parks and Recreation? How much do you know about the popular TV show? We’ll find out on July 16, when we host an afternoon quizzing you on both via Zoom. Link will be provided upon registration. Register here.
Play in the Park Family Calendar: What can you do to help us celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month? Print out our Play in the Park calendar and post it in your home to get the entire family involved!
Thank a Parks and Recreation Professionals Day (July 17): Want to thank a Plano Parks and Recreation employee for something they do well? Take a video thanking someone special and tag us on social media using the hashtag #ThankAParksandRecPro.
Virtual Play in the Park: Our free summer program goes live every Thursday morning with Sherry Barnum from Oak Point Recreation Center. Sherry has a summer full of fun themes planned each week for kids of all ages. Download the July Play in the Park Calendar. Sessions will be held via Zoom. Register here.
For more at-home activities, please visit our Play in Plano Online page. To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit nrpa.org/July.