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Posted on: June 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] This July, Pensacola Will Discover the Super Powers of Parks and Recreation


Month-long celebration highlights essential value of local parks and recreation

This July, Pensacola residents don’t need to be bitten by a radioactive spider to discover that they have super powers. They just need to visit their nearest park or recreation center to find super powers they didn’t know they had.

Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

“Providing quality programming and services and a safe, attractive park system is a commitment we make every day to the families and residents of Pensacola. We’re excited to bring awareness to that commitment through the activities our staff has planned. I personally invite you and your family to discover your super powers by visiting a park or recreation activity or facility in July,” said Brian Cooper, Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation Director.

Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation will celebrate Park and Recreation Month through several special events and activities, free fitness classes, hosting park cleanups and more. A complete list of activities and celebrations is available at

NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a selfie photo contest. From July 4-31, NRPA will issue weekly challenges for people to get out in their parks and recreation facilities and discover their super powers. Weekly prizes will be awarded. The contest can be entered via Facebook or by uploading a photo to Twitter and Instagram using #SuperJuly and #SuperParkSelfie. Visit for official rules and details. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share their photos and love of parks using the hashtag #SuperJuly on social media.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit and

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