July is Parks and Recreation Month in Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
The global pandemic has highlighted that public parks are crucial to a community’s quality of life; and especially in the last 15 months, people have turned to their parks like never before—for fresh air, exercise, meditation, and a sense of peace.
“I encourage all residents to enjoy our parks and natural areas, and to safely take advantage of classes, camps, programs, and events provided by our Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department,” Mayor Lavelle said.
The Carrboro Town Council expresses appreciation to the employees of the Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Resources Department for their provision of such excellent service to our community, noting a 16-year average of dedicated employee service among this department.
Despite a global pandemic, the Town of Carrboro adapted and continued to safely offer programming in 2020 and 2021, including youth and adult classes, athletic programs, camps, workshops, and clinics; and large virtual community events such as Carrboro Day, the Freight Train Blues Concert Series, the July 4th Celebration, the Carrboro Music Festival, the West End Poetry Festival, and the Carrboro Film Festival.
You can also share about what parks and recreation means to you by taking your picture, tell us about your favorite park or park experience, then post to your own social media page using the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory. With everything from enjoying your family outdoors in an open green space, to taking a stroll on one of our greenways, or taking your dog to the dog park, there are plenty of ways that you can celebrate with us!