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National Park & Recreation Month

Since 1985, the United States has celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote the importance parks and recreation has in health and well-being.

This year, the National Park & Recreation Association (NRPA) recognizes every park has a history made of thousands of defining stories. Parks are often our first experiences in nature, our introduction to a favorite hobby or physical activity. They are places to gather with friends and family, spaces to celebrate life's special moments, spots of respite and healing, sites that connect us with essential community services, and so much more.

Create your own story by visiting your neighborhood park.

National Park & Recreation Month


  • Conservation Park Tour | Owen

    Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: Owen Conservation Park

    As we continue to celebrate 50 years of conservation parks in Madison, the work of yesterday, today and tomorrow shines at Owen. Active management now extends throughout the entire park, supporting the continued development and sustainability of diverse native plant communities and the wide array of wildlife that depend on them.  A new group of volunteers is helping to bring the Conservation … Read more