Parks and Rec Month

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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 and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.

This year's theme — “Where Community Grows”  celebrates the vital role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.

Parks & Rec Month Photo Contest

Each year we celebrate Park and Recreation Month with a photo contest. The photo must be taken at a City event or program, or in a City park. Send us your photos via Facebook message or by email to [email protected]

These photos will be entered into a competition to choose this year's Holiday Parade Grand Marshal - an opportunity for you and your family to lead the Holiday Parade in December! Photo submissions are due by July 23rd and the winner will be announced on July 31st.

Find the Flamingos at City Center

Port Orange Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Port Orange Public Library to bring you this summer's Find the Flamingos search! All month long, flamingos will be hiding in the trees around City Center Park! Visit the park, search for all the flamingos hiding in the park, and report your findings at

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Parks and Rec Month Calendar

Click here for the link to a PDF of the Parks and Rec Month calendar created by Port Orange Parks and Recreation.  This printable calendar is full of activities and ideas to help you enjoy the Parks and Recreation opportunities available to you in the City of Port Orange.

Follow us on Facebook @PortOrangeParks to see all of the fun we have planned for the month of July and year-round! For more information on Parks and Recreation month, go to

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