July is Park & Recreation Month

Time to get your play on!

We are proud to partner with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and parks & recreation organizations across Pennsylvania and the country to celebrate Park & Recreation Month. We challenge YOU to get your play on at your local Pennsylvania parks and recreation facility throughout the month. Weather it’s exploring a trail, picnicking with friends, visiting a community pool, or joining a summer camp or sports league. Play is an essential part of our mental well-being, physical health and personal interactions – for both children and adults.

Join in on the fun and discover the power of play and adventure at one of PA’s many parks and recreation facilities! Below are some July events happening across the Commonwealth. If you don’t see any events near you, check with your local parks and recreation department.


Parks on Tap – Philadelphia, PA
Visit Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden throughout the entire month at parks around the city! A portion of the proceeds go directly back to participating Philly parks.

July 3:
Bike Decorating for the Kids on Wheels Parade – State College, PA
Join Centre Region Parks and Recreation staff at Holmes Foster Park to decorate your bike for the Kids on Wheels Parade, held the following day! Streamers and tape are supplied; you bring the creativity!

July 11:
Walk With Ease – Langhorne, PA
Join Middletown Township on walks throughout the area to increase overall health. Walks will be held on July 11-13 and July 18-20 at 6:30 pm.

July 13:
Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – West Chester, PA
Come out to the East Goshen Park stage and enjoy Commonwealth Classic Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet!

July 14:
Free Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets – Quakertown, PA
Come out and join Richland Township Parks and Rec at Veterans Park for their movie night in the park series. Bring your own chair and/or blanket. Free water, popcorn, and hot dogs until supplies last.

July 16:
Cobbs Creek Nature Hike – Haverford, PA
Join Haverford Township Parks and Recreation Department on this nature walk on the Heritage Trail through historic Powder Mill Valley to discover reawakening flowers, trees and wildlife. Bring a good pair of sneakers for 3-4 miles of easy walking.

July 16:
Summer Concert Series – Scranton,PA
Join Scranton Parks and Rec at Fellows Park for their summer concert series!

July 23:
Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band – Carlisle, PA
Come out with the family for an hour of FREE Children’s music/family interactive with Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band!


For PA parks and rec organizations:
If you have a July event you would like us to promote on this page please send us your event information to [email protected].