Month-long celebration highlights essential value of local parks and recreation
Elk Grove, CA – Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month.
The CSD is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, your close-to-home community parks and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.
“Park and Recreation Month is an opportunity for the Elk Grove Community to experience just what their local parks and recreation has to offer,” said CSD Board President Rod Brewer. “By participating in the CSD’s parks, programs, and events, residents are helping to build a healthy, active community.”
The CSD operates 94 parks, eight community/recreation centers, and a 9-hole golf course. All of these sites offer ample opportunities for play and adventure.
The CSD is celebrating the month by hosting a social media contest encouraging people to visit as many parks as possible in July. Visit www.yourcsd.com/July for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #CSDParkChallenge. The CSD and NRPA also encourage all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtags #PlayOnCSD and #PlayOnJuly.
The Cosumnes CSD serves an estimated 190,680 south Sacramento County residents in a 157-square mile area. The District’s award-winning parks and recreation services – including the operation of 94 CSD parks – operate exclusively within the Elk Grove community. The District provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the cities of Elk Grove and Galt and unincorporated areas of south Sacramento County.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.