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Parish of Caddo - Communications Office

Posted on: July 2, 2021

Caddo Parish celebrates National Park and Recreation Month

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Caddo Parish, LA - Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting our community to share their experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them. With everything from visiting Caddo Parish parks, participating in nature education, recreational and athletic programs, there are plenty of ways that you can celebrate with us as well!


“Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is proud to be involved in the quality of life of our citizens on a daily basis. National Park and Recreation Month allows us to recognize and celebrate the direct impact our department has on our Caddo Parish communities,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation director Patrick Wesley.


The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates.


NRPA and Caddo Parks and Recreation encourage citizens that support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation story, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory.


NRPA also encourages people to get creative by submitting an original poem  about parks and recreation by July 9. Bestselling author Kwame Alexander will combine lines from submitted poems and create one community poem made up of our many voices that will be read online at the end of July and at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in September. 


To learn more about Park and Recreation Month, visit For more information on Caddo Parks and Recreation and to see a full slate of events and activities, visit



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