Park & Recreation Month


July is Park and Recreation Month, and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is challenging everyone to “Get Your Play On” at a local or national park. Their goal: to get everyone outside and engaged in play by hiking, taking an outdoor class, joining a sports team, or doing anything fun at the park.

If you are looking for inspiration, check out events being hosted by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, or go hiking at a nearby State Park or National Forest (don't miss Amber's great post about that).

And if you’d rather explore the Great Outdoors a little more sedately, head down to the Library for books about forests or parks—then read them in your favorite spot outside.

Into the Forest