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JULY IS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH


Click the logo below to be take to NRPA's website for all things Park and Recreation Month. Get your cape ready as we head into summer like a superhero!

 

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2016 LEGOLAND FLORIDA TICKET PROGRAM


Once again, LEGOLAND Florida is providing a discount ticket program to summer camp programs.  The program includes entrance tickets from June 1 through August 31, 2016.  For detailed information on the program and what is included in the program for your summer camps, visit FRPA LEGOLAND Ticket Program.

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2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  

The 2016 Annual FRPA Conference will take place August 29-September 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Registration is open now for this exciting opportunity to learn, network and have fun with your fellow professionals. The theme is Reflect • Renew • Revive and we hope you will come prepared to do just that! More Information

FDACS SUMMER BREAKSPOT PROGRAM

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will once again administer the Summer BreakSpot food service program throughout the state. Many of our agency members have participated in this program over the past few summers. Summer BreakSpot strives to reach kids from low-income households to be sure they are receiving nutritious meals throughout the summer. Your park or recreation center can help. Check out the flier with contact information or visit the Summer BreakSpot website at http://www.summerfoodflorida.org/.

STATE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS PLEDGE

FRPA has embraced a Strategic Plan with Health as a main theme. This pillar is focused on the importance of health in a community and how park and recreation departments are closely related to it. “One should not have to look far to see that there are solutions to this epidemic.  Parks and Recreation are one of those solutions,” FRPA President and Director of Miami-Dade Parks, Jack Kardys stated.  “Second only to the public school system, we care for more children for longer periods of time than any other organization. We are a logical partner in the fight to make Florida a healthier State if not the healthiest State in the country.” FRPA has adopted the State of Health and Wellness Pledge with commitments from over 70 agencies around the state. These 70 agencies serve over 13 million people. The FRPA State of Health and Wellness Pledge focuses on the built environment, physical activity and nutrition.

More information about the Pledge.


WHAT'S HAPPENING

The following are news items and press releases featuring member agencies. If you have a new item to share, send it to FRPA.

4/13/16  

Parks and Rec Can Lead to Health Benefits [Miami Herald]

4/20/16   

Palm Beach County Awarded Health Care Prevention/Wellness Hero Award

4/21/16   

New Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases among Miami Dade Seniors

6/8/16  

Recreation Programs Supervisor is on Winning Team [Sun Sentinel]




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