July 3, 2021

By Collin McCage
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department

This July, join Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate how Lee’s Summit is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation. A variety of activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including a photo contest to win free tickets to upcoming concerts!

LSPR is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting our community to share their experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them. With everything from behind-the-scenes videos of our staff, photo contests, events throughout the month and more, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate with us!

“Parks and recreation agencies contribute significantly to the enhanced quality of life experienced by its community members,” Joe Snook, LSPR Administrator, said. “The parks, facilities, and programs offered by LSPR impact the health and wellness of our citizens, provide opportunities and access for all, and contribute to a healthier environment. We hope you will join us as we celebrate Parks and Recreation month.”

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation story, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory.

NRPA also encourages people to get creative by submitting an original poem about parks and recreation by July 9. Bestselling author Kwame Alexander will combine lines from your poems and create one community poem made up of our many voices that will be read online at the end of July and at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in September.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit www.lsparks.net and www.nrpa.org/July.