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Cape Coral Celebrates July as “National Park and Recreation Month”

 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department is joining municipalities from across the country to celebrate July as National Park and Recreation Month. Initiated by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and celebrated in July since 1985, this annual observation recognizes all the ways parks and recreation can transform people’s daily lives.  From providing places to play and stay healthy, to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, Cape Coral’s park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve local quality of life.

Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of activities throughout the month ranging from Red, White & BOOM and a free Kids' Fishing Tournament, to a free Ice Cream Social, "Bob Ross" Paint-Along and Family Open House. See a Parks and Recreation Month Activity Calendar with dates, times and more information at In addition, Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is hosting a "Share Your Parks & Rec Story Sweeps" on Facebook from July 1-27 in which three random winners will be selected to receive $100 Parks and Recreation gift cards. Furthermore, a proclamation signed by Cape Coral Mayor John Gunter designating July as "Park and Recreation Month" and an art display highlighting parks and recreation moments will be on display on the first floor of Cape Coral City Hall from July 7-22, there will be free boat trailer parking offered at the City’s public boat ramps the weekend of July 24-25, and Coral Oaks Golf Course will offer PGA Family Golf Month specials all month long to encourage affordable family bonding on the golf course. (Visit for details.)

“National Park and Recreation Month recognizes the vast opportunities that parks and recreation provide for children and adults,” said Kerry Runyon, Director of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation. “Participation in leagues, organized activities, playgrounds and walking through parks for a leisurely social activity is what we are all about in Parks and Recreation.”

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