"Get Your Play On" Festival at Heritage Park

Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month at Free Event For All Ages

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – July is Parks & Recreation Month. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its “Get Your Play On” Festival on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9am–12pm at Heritage Park located at 1581 N. Chaparral Street.

Everyone is invited to the second annual free event to “Get Your Play On” with games, prizes, moon jumps, music and entertainment, including a special appearance by the Corpus Christi Joker. Snow cones and popcorn refreshments will be available while supplies lasts.

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Parks & Recreation Month. A program of the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation, and conservation have on communities across the U.S.

This July, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the NRPA are celebrating the power of play. Play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions, and local parks and recreation facilities are places where all people can play and have fun. We encourage everyone to share their play activities using #PlayOnJuly.

About Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department: The department offers a wide-range of recreation, social, nutrition, fitness and cultural activities for all ages. It manages 2,100 acres of city parks system, 13.8 linear miles of gulf and bayfront beaches, open spaces, recreation centers, senior centers, gyms, pools, skate parks, sports fields, golf courses, tennis centers, pavilions and a cultural center. It provides opportunities to enrich everyone's lives and encourages positive lifestyle choices…to Live. Learn. Play! Visit www.ccparkandrec.com.

About National Recreation and Park Association: The association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

For more information, media representatives can contact Superintendent Henry Lara at (361) 826-3472 or at henryl@cctexas.com.