The City of Santa Monica is teaming up with the National Recreation & Park Association to challenge everyone to get out and enjoy the community’s award winning parks during July for National Park and Recreation Month.
This year’s theme, “OUT is IN,” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside every day that they would normally do inside.
“There’s no time like the present to take a break and get outside,” said Chair of the Recreation and Parks Commission Phil Brock. “That’s why we’re teaming up with other communities to say ‘Out is In’ this July.”
There are small ways to make getting more outside time part of your daily routine.
Whether it is lunch in the park; a run outdoors instead of on the treadmill; or holding a meeting outside, start by taking something you would normally do inside out to one of Santa Monica’s 27 parks or the beach.
Encourage others to take it outside by posting your photos to Twitter of Instagram with #JulyOUTisIN as part of the Park and Recreation Month Out is In Social media challenge.
According to a new study, nearly 30 percent of adults in the US do not spend time outside on a daily basis. Furthermore, of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes outside.
To find your nearest park or recreation facility, visit the City of Santa Monica’s website at www.smgov.net/departments/CCS.