Park & Recreation Professionals Day


Save the Date!

July 16, 2021



Friday, July 16, 2021

July is National Park and Recreation Month. Here in Pennsylvania, the third Friday in July is Park and Recreation Professionals Day. It honors the men and women who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide the high quality programs and facilities we desire and expect in our parks and public spaces. 

Read the full concept of Pennsylvania Park and Recreation Professionals Day here.

On July 16, we invite all Pennsylvanians to visit a park and enjoy its facilities and services.

Many park and recreation agencies are observing the Day with a special event at one of their parks. This toolkit can help you promote the celebration, and create a tribute to those who deliver quality recreational and educational programming and keep our parks clean, safe and ready to use.



Here is where you can find the materials to help you celebrate Park and Recreation Professionals Day. The outreach toolkit is for you to use for promoting Park & Recreation Professionals Day in your communities. The toolkit includes: 

  • Upcoming Blog Posts
  • Sample Social Media Posts (with PRPS’s social media handles to easily tag us in your celebration!)
  • Sample Press Release
  • PRPS’s Press Release
  • Sample Proclamation 
  • Posters
  • Logos

Download the Full Outreach Toolkit (2020)


Template Local Agency Media Press Release (2020)

Download Local Agency Media Release Template
Download General Public Media Press Release


Graphics for Park & Recreation Professionals Day in 2020. New graphics will be available at a later time. 

Park and Recreation Professionals Day Poster


Here are some ways to use the poster in your community:
- Hang up in your department
- Print it out and post in your community
- Take to all events
- Distribute to anyone who stops in the office
- Post it at the parks or pools

Download 8.5x11 poster
Download 11x17 poster

Park & Recreation Professionals Day Logo

Show your support for Park & Recreation Professionals Day by using the logo on social media, website, and emails, from now until Park & Recreation Professionals Day. Encourage your followers to do the same and remember to use the hashtag #ParkandRecDay.

Download Black logo
Download White logo
Download Full Color logo
Download Email Signature logo

Sample Local Proclamation Template

Seek and promote a Proclamation from your local governing body. Invite your elected officials to participate in your Celebration Event on or about July 17, and publicly acknowledge your value to the community.

Sample Park & Recreation Professionals Day Proclamation Template

Click here to read the resolution officially declaring July 19, 2019, as Park and Recreation Professionals Day in Pennsylvania.

Social Media Graphics

The official hashtag for Park and Recreation Professionals Day is #ParkandRecDay.

When you post online, please tag PRPS in your posts:
Facebook: @PARecandPark
Twitter: @PA_Rec_and_Park
Instagram: @paparkrec

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