On July 19, 2019 we invited all Pennsylvanians to celebrate the first-ever Park & Recreation Professionals Day. We encouraged you to visit a local park and say thanks to the manager, landscaper, facilitator, lifeguard, coach, event organizer, or caretaker that help maintain the facilities you and your family enjoy.

Park & Recreation Professionals Day is celebrated during National Park and Recreation Month in partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS).

PRPS and Centre Region Parks & Recreation celebrated #ParkandRecDay at the flagship event in State College, PA on July 19. Thanks to all the wonderful staff, representatives, and citizens who joined us in recognizing the first-ever Park & Recreation Professionals Day in Pennsylvania. To all the park & recreation professionals across PA – a special thanks for all you do!

Park & Recreation Professionals Day In the News

Give it up for PA’s park and recreation professionals (Keystone Edge) 
Park & Recreation Professionals Day (PA Environmental Digest Blog)
Park and Recreation Professionals Day (Playground Professionals)
Celebrate Parks and Recreation month in PA this July (NorthCentralPA.com)
PA Park & Recreation Professionals Day (Venango Area Chamber of Commerce)
Celebrating public park professionals (Lancaster Online)
Thank those who keep parks safe (The Citizens’ Voice)
Three Cheers for Parks & Recreation (PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)

Click here to listen to the second episode of Good Air as we chat with Tim Herd, CEO of Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society and Pam Salokangas, Director of Centre Region Parks & Recreation about the inspiration behind the first-ever Park & Recreation Professionals Day.

Click here to read the House and Senate resolution officially declaring July 19, 2019, as Park & Recreation Professionals Day in Pennsylvania.

Click here to read Governor Tom Wolf‘s proclamation declaring July 19, 2019, as Park & Recreation Professionals Day in Pennsylvania.

Click here to read the Centre Region Council of Governments proclamation declaring July 19, 2019, as Park & Recreation Professionals Day in Pennsylvania.
Click here to read the Centre County’s proclamation declaring July 19, 2019, as Park & Recreation Professionals Day in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Click here to read Upper Dublin Township‘s resolution declaring July 19, 2019, as Park & Recreation Professionals Day in Pennsylvania.

For more information on events and opportunities near you, stay tuned and follow along with the hashtag #ParkandRecDay and social media channels below:

Facebook: @GoodforPA
Twitter: @GoodforPA
Instagram: @GoodforPA

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS)
Facebook: @PARecandPark

Twitter: @PA_Rec_and_Park
Instagram: @paparkrec