Palm Bay Park System Features 29 Facilties
By Space Coast Daily // July 5, 2013
July is National Parks & Recreation Month
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY — July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating.
Palm Bay has a lot to celebrate with 29 parks, including the city’s newest, Arc Park which opened in December of 2012.
The City’s park system includes hiking and biking trails, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields for youth and adult sports programs, nature trails, picnic tables, pavilions, pet friendly parks and access to Turkey Creek for great kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
During this month-long campaign, the Parks & Recreation Department wants to know what residents love most about parks and recreation.
A “Recreation Tree” will be on display at the Palm Bay Community Center featuring messages from residents about what they love about parks and recreation.
Forms can be downloaded at PlayPalmBay.org and are also available at the Community Center located at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE.
People Need To Connect With Outdoors
“Parks play an important role in the community,” says Heidi Lapin, Director of Parks & Recreation.
“People need to connect with the outdoors and each other and parks provide that all important community space. It Starts in Parks!” Parks and Recreation personnel are busy seven days a week maintaining the parks and playing fields, working special events and providing recreational opportunities to Palm Bay’s 104,000 residents.
“From our Summer Day Camp Program to Splashes & Sparks Independence Day Celebration, the Parks and Recreation
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