City of St. George marks National Park and Recreation Month with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities

ST. GEORGE — The City of St. George is set to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July, while urging all community members to visit a local park or participate in one of the city’s many incredible programs that offer physical and mental health benefits.

“This year’s theme for National Park and Recreation Month is “Where you Belong.” It’s a reminder that a great community is built through overall health and well-being,” said Michelle Graves, Assistant Parks and Community Services Director for the City of St. George. “The resources in our city, including parks, trails and the arts provide meaningful connections for all to enjoy. We are lucky to live in a vibrant city that supports parks and recreation.”

There are a host of activities in July for residents to get involved with, including:

●       Join the Parks division and help clean the following parks: Tonaquint (July 9), Royal Oaks (July 16), St. James (July 23), and Fossil Falls (July 30). Each Tuesday cleanup begins at 8 a.m. and is expected to last an hour.

●       Artie the Art Bus will be at several different parks on Mondays and Fridays, creating art in nature with family and friends.

●       Participate in the stamp scavenger hunt and earn a prize for collecting a stamp at each location.

●       Throughout the month, the Parks and Community Services Department will conduct photo contests with differing themes and prizes each week.

●       Concert in the Park is set for July 8 at Vernon Worthen Park, with Presley Tennant performing at 7:30 p.m. Tennant was a contestant on Season 16 of NBC’s The Voice. Concerts in the Park are always free to attend.

●       There are two free Movies in the Park in July. On July 12, the 1995 version of “Jumanji” will be shown; on July 26: “How to Train Your Dragon.” Both movies begin a few minutes before 9 p.m. at Historic Town Square.

All the details can be found here.

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About the City of St. George

St. George is the largest city in Washington County and the fifth-largest city in Utah with more than 100,000 residents. In recent years, people from across the United States have been attracted to St. George’s world class healthcare, active lifestyle, access to university education and proximity to unrivaled recreation. Scenic beauty abounds throughout the city and region including Snow Canyon State Park, Quail Creek and Sand Hollow Reservoirs, and Zion National Park. With an average of about 300 days of sunshine per year, the community welcomes all to live, work, play and eat and experience the ‘Brighter Side’ in St. George, Utah.



July 1, 2024

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