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06-17-14 Parks and Recreation Month

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06-17-14 Parks and Recreation Month
The National Recreation and Parks Association has declared July as National Parks and Recreation Month; and Whereas, Lee County Parks and Recreation touches the lives of individuals, families, groups, and the entire community, positively impacting upon the social economic, and environmental quality of our county; and Whereas, parks, greenways, and open space provide a welcome respite from our fast paced, high tech lifestyles while protecting and preserving our natural environment; and Whereas, parks, playgrounds, nature trails, open spaces, community and cultural centers, and historic sites make a community attractive and desirable places to live, work, play and visit; and Whereas, Lee County Parks and Recreation activities, and leisure experiences provide opportunities for young people to live, grow, and develop into contributing members of society; and Whereas, Parks and Recreation agencies provide outlets for physical activities, socialization and stress reducing experiences. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim July 2014 as: PARKS and RECREATION MONTH in Lee County and urges all citizens to visit the parks, especially on the weekend of July 26th and 27th when all parking fees will be waived at Lee County regional parks and boat ramps. There will also be free admission at the county pools.