National Parks & Recreation Month

July is National Parks & Recreation Month!

“Where You Belong”

This year’s Park and Recreation Month theme — “Where You Belong” — celebrates the many ways park and recreation professionals across the country foster a sense of belonging in their community by providing welcoming and inclusive programs, essential services for all ages and abilities, and safe, accessible spaces to build meaningful connection.


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 be entered to win a prize!

Scavenger Hunt Worksheet


Build – A – Bubble 

July 17th, 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).


Cardboard Canoe Race

July 12th, 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. We will have 3 categories this year. 4th to 7th grade, 8th to 12th grade, and an adult 18 and up category. The grade is based on the 2023-2024 school year. Prizes for first to the finish line, most dramatic sinking, and more! See rules and registration below.

Cardboard Canoe Race Rules



Chalk the Walk

July 28th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Oak Park

Come “Chalk the Walk” with the Minot Park District and award-winning chalk artist Dawn Dewitt, for the final event of our national parks and rec month. We will be decorating the path that runs from the parking lot to the amphitheater with chalk

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