Throughout July, the city of Dublin, like many communities across the country, will celebrate Park and Recreation Month.

Throughout July, the city of Dublin, like many communities across the country, will celebrate Park and Recreation Month with special programming and a social media campaign to highlight the benefits of our nationally recognized parks and recreational amenities.

Parks and recreation play a vital role in health and wellness, conservation, and community spirit.

This month offers a time to recognize, not only the great facilities we have in Dublin, but also those city employees who maintain them.

In Dublin, we celebrate parks, open spaces, conservation, recreation, and health and wellness yearround.

With 56 parks totaling more than 1,000 acres, every work division, including City Council, is involved in acquiring, designing, developing or preserving green spaces; maintaining and making all of our facilities appealing and accessible; providing opportunities for enjoying nature and the outdoors; implementing green initiatives; and advocating for the health and wellness of our employees and residents.

In fact, it's one of City Council's strategic focus areas to support a livable, sustainable and safe community by encouraging community pride and facilitating a high level of quality of life for citizens by planning and emphasizing public safety, innovative programs, community wellness and extraordinary amenities.

This month, we invite you to share what you love about Dublin parks and recreational opportunities online ( or at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

In honor of Park and Recreation Month, we've put together a few special activities: walking meditation at Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park, and kayaking, paddle boarding, toddler theater and yoga at Scioto Park.

Be sure to check them out and register on our website.

Don't forget to share photos and messages of how you "Rock Dublin Parks and Recreation" on the city's social media sites.

I encourage you to join in the celebration, whether as an active participant or by setting aside a few moments throughout the month to experience and appreciate our recreational facilities, parks and nature preserves.

Dublin City Manager Marsha Grigsby submitted the City Notes column. For more information on City events and programs, visit