July is Park & Recreation Month

Celebrate a Lifetime of Discovery!

We are proud to partner with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and parks and recreation organizations across Pennsylvania and the country to celebrate Park & Recreation Month. This year we challenge YOU to discover the lesser-known services that parks & recreation organizations offer, such as senior programs, innovative health and wellness opportunities, community celebrations, and outdoor education.

Join in on the fun and explore the other services that you have yet to try at PA’s many parks and recreation facilities! Below are some July events happening across the Commonwealth. If you don’t see events near you, check with your local parks and recreation department.


East Goshen Farmer’s Market – West Chester, PA
Visit everyone’s favorite local market – the East Goshen Farmers Market. The vendors pride themselves on having the highest quality products all made locally. Shop for produce, meats, baked goods, handmade jewelry, soaps, and more.

Camp Ladybug – Elizabethtown, PA
Camp Ladybug is for individuals who have mental and/or physical challenges. This camp provides a fun atmosphere where campers may participate in socialization skills and recreational activities. Activities include games, special appearances, visits to local recreation sites, and fun learning!

July 7:
Millbrook Marsh Naturalist at Blue Spring Park – State College, PA 
Discover the wonders of nature in one of your neighborhood parks! Join a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist for a stroll through Blue Spring Park, one of Centre Region Parks and Recreation’s 56 local parks.

July 8, 15, 22, & 29:
Tai Chi in Schenley Plaza – Pittsburgh, PA
Get centered with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy during these free weekly Tai Chi classes in Schenley Plaza. Classes are led by The Thao Applied.

July 10:
Lemon Hill and Pre-Civil War Fairmount Park Tour – Philadelphia, PA
Fairmount Park’s huge acreage was acquired in stages along the Schuylkill River. Join Bob Thomas for the Philadelphia Parks Alliance’s walking exploration of some of the oldest parts of the park, all acquired before the Civil War.

July 19:
Celebrate Park & Recreation Month with PA DCNR – Bucks County, PA
Come out and meet Cabinet DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. During this event, you’ll get to hear about some of the parks and trails being improved and built in the Southeast PA region and meet with other local officials.

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].