July is Park and Recreation Month in Vermont

July is a wonderful time to get outside and visit our parks, and also to engage in our many programs and events.

With the support of Rep. Krasnow and fellow SB Legislators LaLonde, Hyman, Minier and Nugent, H.C.R. 22 recognizes July 2023 as Park and Recreation Month in Vermont and designates July 21st as Park and Recreation Professionals Day.


From the National Recreation and Park Association: Local park and recreation agencies provide spaces, programs and services that are essential to a community’s vitality. They also serve as key factors in advancing health equity, improving individual and community-level health outcomes, and enhancing quality of life.  Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.  Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value park and recreation professionals bring to communities.


Thank you to our SB legislators and to everyone who supports our parks, programs and events.