July- National Park and Recreation Month

Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives officially mandated July as “Park and Recreation Month.” Hundreds of park and recreation agencies celebrate with their communities in July.

Various research studies are confirming that community parks and recreation, green space and time outdoors is critical for creating healthy, active and sustainable communities. You can experience the benefits by visiting your community parks and recreation any time of the year, and especially during Park and Recreation Month.

Selfie Contest

Celebrate Park & Recreation Month in July by visiting one of the following locations: Valley Ridge Park, Virginia Weaver Park, Highlands South Park, Crawford Park, Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center, Senior Center, Zula B. Wylie Public Library, and the Cedar Hill Government Center. Snap a photo while you’re there and share it with us on social media. Use #cedarhillpard and tag our page in your post. The first 50 people to submit their selfies will win a special Get Your Play On T-shirt!


Red, White & Pool - Tuesday, July 4, 1:00-5:45 pm - Celebrate your 4th of July holiday at Crawford Park Pool! Dress in your best red, white and blue and enjoy a day in the sun with family-friendly games, music and prizes. $2.00 per person

First Friday Dance
- Friday, July 7, 7:00 pm - Seniors 50+ are invited to dance the night away. Tickets purchased at the door will be $7. Transportation will be provided to the Senior Center for those who need it. Call 972-291-5353 for more details.

Sunday Fun Day - Sunday, July 16
, 1:00-5:45 pm - Enjoy a fun-filled day of pool games, giveaways, and the first 200 people get FREE In-n-Out Burger! Entry fee is $2.00 per person.