July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and we want you to get in the game! Visit one of Goleta’s many neighborhood parks, learn a new sport (such as pickleball, bocce ball or Bankshot basketball), and commit to spending more time outdoors. This year’s theme, Game On!, is all about highlighting the fun, games, and exciting offerings around town. The City’s newest park, Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park (170 S. Kellogg Avenue), exemplifies the Game On! theme with activities for all ages. Goleta City Council will proclaim July 2019 as National Parks and Recreation Month in Goleta at the June 18 City Council meeting.
Park and Recreation Month began in 1985 and was started by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Parks and Recreation month highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country. www.nrpa.org