Press release from City of Asheville:
Parks are at the center of so many experiences, memories, and milestones – moments that park and recreation professionals make happen. The U.S. House of Representatives has designated July as Park and Recreation Month, emphasizing the outsized role parks play in regards to social equity, personal wellness, and community resiliency. At Asheville City Council’s most recent meeting, Mayor Esther Manheimer proclaimed July as Asheville Parks and Recreation Month.
Community members are invited to explore a park or greenway, connect with neighbors over cultural and leisure programming, and discover all the city’s parks, pools, community centers, and other facilities have to offer. Asheville Parks & Recreation team members will hand out jump ropes, totes, water bottles, stickers, and other useful items before a free public showing of Disney’s Jungle Cruise during Movies in the Park on July 8 at 8:30 p.m. to help celebrate.
Read the full text of the proclamation here.