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Celebrate Park and Recreation Month with a Selfie

This July, everyday citizens don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover that they have super powers. They just need to visit their nearest park or recreation center to find super powers they didn’t know they had.

Park-and-Recreation-Month-Logo-290Hendricks County Parks & Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities – McCloud Nature Park, Sodalis Nature Park, and the Vandalia Trail – provide essential services and improve quality of life.

Hendricks County Parks & Recreation and NRPA are celebrating Park and Recreation Month by hosting a selfie photo contest.

From July 4-31, NRPA will issue weekly challenges for people to get out in their parks and recreation facilities and discover their super powers. Weekly national prizes will be awarded by NRPA. The contest can be entered via Facebook or by uploading a photo to Twitter and Instagram using #SuperJuly and #SuperParkSelfie. Visit www.nrpa.org/July-Challenge for official rules and details.

NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share their photos and love of parks using the hashtag #SuperJuly on social media.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit www.hendrickscountyparks.org and www.nrpa.org/July.

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 more than 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit ParksAndRecreation.org.

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