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This July, You’re Invited to a Play Date with Glencoe Park District

July is Park and Recreation Month

Saturday, July 1, 2017

This July, You’re Invited to a Play Date with Glencoe Park District

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with Glencoe Park District as we celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including Takiff Express Train Day, Meet the Machines, Tots-n-Tunes, Park-n-Play, and the annual Beach Camp-out.  

Glencoe Park District is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation 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, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life. 


Glencoe Park District is also celebrating Park and Recreation Month through a series of videos showcasing physical literacy skills, designed to give kids the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life.


NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly.  


To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit and   

About the Glencoe Park District

For over 100 years, Glencoe Park District has been the place for FUN! Established in 1912, Glencoe Park District enriches lives and creates memorable experiences by providing exceptional services, parks, programs, and facilities. Glencoe Park District is committed to becoming the most innovative, customer-driven, and fiscally-responsible park district for current and future generations. 

About The National Recreation and Park Association 
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 For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit