July is Parks Make Life Better Month!
July is Parks Make Life Better Month, a month that celebrates our state’s recreation programming and public open spaces. The California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS) believes there should be public investment in our parks, open spaces, and recreation to achieve positive environmental, economic, and health outcomes for all California residents.
CPRS and its agency members seek to identify and showcase the values and benefits of parks and recreation within a community, which can be achieved by:
- Building loyalty for parks and recreation services,
- Heightening the profession’s bargaining power and independence,
- Stimulating growth of programs and services,
- Attracting talented people to the profession,
- Getting the public involved, and
- Achieving greater resources and support.
It’s no secret that City parks and open spaces have multiple benefits on residents and visitors alike. Parks and recreation programming have multiple benefits on a local community, such as enhancing one’s physical and psychological health, strengthening local communities, and making our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. Parks and recreation facilities provide residents and visitors opportunities for physical activity that help people of all ages lead a more active lifestyle.
The City of Huntington Beach is a diverse community that includes over 200,000 residents, and sees over one million visitors annually. It also has an expansive Community & Library Services Department that encompasses multiple divisions including:
- Recreation programs and services,
- Library programs and services,
- Programs and services for older adults,
- A cultural arts center,
- Over 760 acres of open space,
- A beach-front RV campground,
- Community and specific events,
- Facility rentals,
- And more!
We invite you to celebrate with us!
Huntington Beach is proud to participate in this annual celebration of our parks and recreation programming. This year, we invite our Surf City community to #ADVENTUREHB and experience all the programs and services that our City has to offer.
For the entire month of July, we are hosting a myriad of family-friendly activities and invite our residents and visitors to join in on the celebration through the use of our many public spaces! Thankfully, Huntington Beach has a lot of open park and beach space that make for great settings for these celebrations, including the Edison Skate Spot, the Huntington Central Park West Playground, and new elevated path at Huntington Central Park.
We hope you will take time this month to get out and enjoy all the amazing things Huntington Beach has to offer and share your adventure along the way by engaging with us on social media! We’re excited to show you how Parks Make Life Better in Huntington Beach!
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For the full article and more ways to get involved, check out the summer issue of the SANDS, which will be mailed out to all Huntington Beach residents late May 2022.
Did you know?
Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications
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Huntington Beach, CA
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