Park & Recreation Professionals Day


Save the Date!

July 17, 2020



Friday, July 17, 2020

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 17, 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. More promotional materials will be available soon.

Download General Public Media Press Release

Download Local Agency Media Release Template

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

Download 8.5x11 poster
Download 11x17 poster

Park & Recreation Professionals Day Logo

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 19, 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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