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Posted on: July 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Allen Celebrates Parks and Recreation this July

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Allen residents know their parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature or connect with fellow community members. But what they may not know is that their parks and recreation also contribute to improved health outcomes, higher property values and environmental sustainability.

Parks and recreation have the power to strengthen communities, transform lives and protect the future. That’s why this year, the City of Allen joins cities across the country in celebrating the power of parks and recreation for the 30th anniversary of Park and Recreation Month—an annual event created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985.

To showcase the impact parks and recreation has in every community, NRPA is releasing a short animated video titled, “Power of Parks.” The video can be viewed at NRPA encourages all people that support parks and recreation to watch and share this video with the hashtag #JulyPRM30.

To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit and

About The National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

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