“July is officially ‘National Parks and Recreation Month’ and we are continuing the celebration by asking residents to send in their photos that visually show them, their families and friends enjoying our parks,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Keri Brady. “From the submissions we receive, we’ll select a winning photo and feature it on the cover of an upcoming Palmdale: News, Activities & Entertainment magazine.”
The contest categories are:
- Play—Safe, outdoor space;
- Nature—Beauty and serenity;
- Exercise—Healthy movement;
- Positive Spaces—Free-time fun;
- Gathering Places—Socializing and learning; and
- Forever—Valued today and forever.
Submit your photo, minimum 2240×1680 (4 mega pixels), in one of the categories listed above by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 31 at 6 p.m.
Since 1985, National Parks and Recreation Month has been celebrated to highlight how vitally important parks and recreation programs are to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in communities, ensuring the health of all citizens, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and region.
“Parks and recreation programs build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and also improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens,” Brady said. “They also increase a community’s economic prosperity through increased property values, expansion of the local tax base, increased tourism, the attraction and retention of businesses, and crime reduction.”
For more information, including rules and regulations regarding submitted photos, log onto www.cityofpalmdale.org or call 267-5611.
(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)