National Parks & Recreation Month

July is National Parks & Recreation Month!


To celebrate Parks and Recreation Month, we are asking our community to Rise Up and join in on the fun activities we have planned for the month!

All events are free to attend.


Scavenger Hunt

From July 1st to August 30th, visit each of the Parks listed on the activity sheet to gather all of the unique code words. The code words will then create a sentence. Those who submit a completed scavenger hunt will receive a prize!

Scavenger Hunt worksheet


Build – A – Bubble 

Friday, July 8, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Oak Park

Come out to Oak Park and help us fill the skies with bubbles! We will have bubble-making stations where you can build a giant bubble wand. Complimentary bubbles will be handed out to all attending children (while supplies last).


Birding Tour 

Friday, July 15 6:30 – 7:30 am

Woodland Trail

Enjoy all nature has to offer with an early morning birding tour led by a local birding expert.  Learn facts about all the avian residents of Woodland Trail and other native species. Complimentary coffee will be provided. Binoculars and cameras are welcome.


Cardboard Canoe Race

Monday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Roosevelt Park Pool

Race to the finish line in your homemade cardboard canoe! Teams consist of 2 to 4 members; however, only 1-2 members can be in the boat for the race. Team members must be 12 years old and older. Prizes for first to the finish line, most dramatic sinking, and more! See rules and registration below.

Race Details and Rules

Register your team here!


Kite Flying

Monday, July 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Optimist Soccer Complex

Look to the skies! Join us at the north hill soccer complex for a kite flying party! Bring your best kites out to the field and enjoy the views.