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Garland Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month this July

Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. That’s why this July, the City of Garland and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation centers during national Park and Recreation Month.

This year’s theme, “OUT is IN,” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside every day that they would normally do inside. From picnicking in the park instead of sitting inside at a table to sending an email or even holding a meeting outside, there are small ways you can make going OUT part of your daily routine. The parks and facilities run by the City of Garland offer ample opportunities to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved.

Attend these events in the month of July to get OUT and PLAY Garland this summer:

July 5- 1 p.m. Ice cream social 
          2 p.m. “A Bug’s Life” at the Plaza Theater
July 7-18- Kite Decorating Contest (pick up kites at one of our six   recreation centers)
July 7-18- Digital Scavenger Hunt Contest (information online)
July 25 - Family Night Out at Central Park: food, fun and FIREWORKS; 6 to 9 p.m.
July 29-31 - Surf and Swim’s 30th Birthday Party with FREE IN-N-OUT Burgers July 30 and 31

Visit GarlandParks.com for more information.