This July, It’s Game On with EVRPD

This July, It’s Game On with EVRPD

Written on 06/25/2019
Dawn


Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your game on. This July, discover the power of play with Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) as we celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities—including a dive-in movie at the Estes Valley Community Center, Ice Cream Day, free family and social events, and a photo contest.

EVRPD is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative started by the National
Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 1985, and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, 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 the quality of life for residents and visitors of Estes Park. “Estes Park is a mecca for recreation any time of the year,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director for Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. “But summertime is especially busy in
Estes Park. We are thrilled that we can provide such a variety of recreation opportunities while having a positive impact on the community.”



EVRPD will celebrate Park and Recreation Month with activities throughout the month on the mild side of recreation. In addition to the activities we will coordinate, EVRPD has a complete list of ideas for daily outdoor recreation on our website, including a kayak ride on Lake Estes, a bike ride along the Lake Estes Trail, and a picnic at Cherokee Draw.

For the first week of the month, we will launch the activities with the weekly photo contest starting off with a Fourth of July theme.

This contest is a great way to show off your talents while helping EVRPD celebrate the month and encouraging people to show how they play around Estes Park. A winner will be selected for each theme from each week’s submissions. One overall grand prize winner will receive a 20-punch pass to the new Estes Valley Community Center and their winning photo will hang in the Estes Valley Community Center for 2020. Visit www.evrpd.com/parkandrecmonth for more information about how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #PlayOnEstesPark on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/evrpd.

In addition to the photo contest, the first week also features the recommendation of working out with a personal trainer. It is a great week to keep or get your fitness regimen going with our semi-annual personal training sale. Check out info about our trainers and the package options at evrpd.com/personal-training.

Other suggested activities for the first week of Park and Recreation Month include the family play group time at the Estes Valley Community Center—a free hour of games and swimming for kids ages 0 to 5 on Wednesday, July 3—and public shooting day at the Common Point Shooting Range on Saturday, July 6.

For everything related to Park and Recreation Month and to obtain location information for Park and Rec Month activities, visit evrpd.com.