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Posted on: July 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wellington Proclaims July as Park and Recreation Month

our park and recreation month story july 2021

Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

On June 24th, The Village of Wellington's Council proclaimed July 2021 as Park and Recreation Month. Wellington's parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining our quality of life.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks and programs proved essential for our community. Parks provided open spaces and the opportunity to seek connection with nature, meditate, exercise, and enjoy safe outdoor recreational opportunities. Virtual programs and activities provided a sense of normalcy, allowing community members to remain active, creative, and connected in a time of uncertainty and social distancing.

From the people who participate in our programs to the visitors who enjoy our parks and preserves to the staff who plan our programs and maintain our parks, and to the volunteers and sponsors who serve our community and support our efforts – thank you.

We are all part of the Wellington Parks and Recreation story. We are grateful for you, we are grateful for opportunities to serve, and we are grateful to be a part of this great hometown!

Share your Story

Join in celebrating how The Village of Wellington is stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient because of parks and recreation. We invite our community to share their experiences, memories, and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them.

Share on social media by tagging @wellingtonflrec and using the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory, or share by emailing us at

To sign up for the monthly Play Wellington Newsletter from Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Department visit


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