mc park rec month 2015Freeholders urge residents to visit County parks

PHOTO: The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders present a proclamation proclaiming July as Park & Recreation Month in Monmouth County to Fred J. Rummel, Chairman of the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners, at their workshop meeting on July 9 in Freehold, NJ. Pictured left to right: Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr., Fred Rummel, Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso and Freeholder John P. Curley.

 

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has proclaimed July as Park & Recreation Month and is encouraging residents to celebrate by visiting the County parks.

“In Monmouth County, we have 43 park areas for our residents and visitors to explore,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “From trails to lakes to farms, there is something for the whole family to enjoy at our parks.”

Parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities and ensuring the health of all citizens.

“Not only are our parks great for leisure, but they are great for helping a family stay fit,” said Rich. “Ride a bike around the reservoir, take a canoe out on a lake or walk down one of the many trails and improve your health and wellness while enjoying nature.”

The Freeholders presented the proclamation to Fred J. Rummel, Chairman of the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners at their workshop meeting on July 9.

Park and recreation programs build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and also improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens

“Visiting the County parks benefits both mind and body,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Park System. “I urge you to take advantage of everything your local County parks have to offer, including the Monmouth County Fair that runs from July 22 through July 26 at the East Freehold Park Showgrounds.”

All parks are open from 8 a.m. to dusk and change seasonally or depending upon special activities in a park. For more information on the Monmouth County parks and activities visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com.