31 Ways to Celebrate Park and Recreation Month

Updated June 30, 2023
This July, let's come together to commemorate National Park and Recreation Month with Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries (PRL). We're excited to showcase how Roseville has become even stronger, more vibrant, and more enjoyable, thanks to the incredible contributions of our parks and recreation department within our community. It’s where community grows.

“July is the perfect time to share how our park and recreation professionals in Roseville contribute to the overall health, well-being and growth of our community,” says Director of Parks, Recreation & Libraries Jill Geller. "Our dedicated team is leading the way with various initiatives and creating opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and identities. We strive to promote healthier lifestyles, foster a deep connection with nature and foster a strong sense of community through our diverse range of programs and services.”

Gold Medal

National Gold Medal finalist

Roseville PRL was recently named as a finalist for the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management for the second year in a row! The award is given out by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the United States that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. This year's winners will be announced at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference in October.

How can you help us celebrate? Throughout July, we are encouraging community members to participate in 31 different park and recreation activities – one activity for each day of the month.

July 1: Cool down by visiting one of our pools.

July 2: Enjoy one of our free spray grounds.

July 3: Play pickleball at one of our courts and make sure to follow the rules.

July 4: Enjoy our 4th of July parade and activities in Royer Park as well as an evening of fireworks.

July 5: Take part in our Summer Reading Challenge and earn prizes.

July 6: Stop by one of our 82 parks and take a photo. #parkandrecmonth23

July 7: Check out the skate park at Maidu Regional Park.

July 8: Play a game of beach volleyball at Crabb Park.

July 9: Residents 50+ can enjoy activities with our FAB program like the upcoming trip to the Railroad Museum for a day trip with other FAB members.

July 10: Treat your dog to an after dinner run at one of our 5 dog parks.

July 11: Ride, roll or walk on one of our many trails and take part in our Trail-a-brationSummer Challenge.

July 12: Make some new friends by heading to Mahany Park on Wednesday nights for a game of drop-in soccer (for adults).

July 13: Grab some delicious grub at Food Truck Mania in Vernon Street Town Square.

July 14: Roast marshmallows and make s’mores at the Maidu Museum & Historic site’s campfire.

July 15: Head to Vernon Street Town Square for a Concert On The Square with Fan Halen (a Van Halen Tribute Band).

July 16: Visit our new Royer Park playground.

July 17: Help beautify Maidu Regional Park by spreading mulch throughout the park on July 24, learn more and register.

July 18: Drop in for a class or try a workout at the Mahany Fitness Center.

July 19: Enjoy Family Night Swim at one of our pools.

July 20: Join the FAB Maidu walkers who meet M-F at 8:30am near the Rose Garden for a walk around the park.

July 21: Help us celebrate our PRL staff on National Park & Rec Staff recognition day. Say thank you, take a selfie with, or waive as you pass by our many wonderful employees!

July 22: Plan an outdoor full-body workout at the Maidu Fitness Court.

July 23: Support a local youth soccer team during Roseville Youth Soccer Club’s Junction City Soccer Tournament at Maidu Regional Park.

July 24: Grab a ball and go play a game of catch at a park near your home.

July 25: Play a round of golf (or just practice putting/driving) at Woodcreek Golf Club orDiamond Oaks Golf Course.

July 26: Take a ride on the zip line at Fiddyment and Roccucci Parks.

July 27: Visit our favorite four-legged employees by finding their location with our goat tracker.

July 28: Pack a picnic lunch and head to your favorite park.

July 29: Shoot some hoops at Kings Court in Royer Park

July 30: Dive in and enjoy lap swimming. See the pool schedules.

July 31: Check out the newly redone cement slide at Lincoln Estate Park.

Not enough things to do? View our Summer Recreation Guide, which is jam-packed with outdoor activities and programming that we have planned for you to enjoy! Learn more about Park and Recreation Month.