Fulton County Parks & Recreation Demonstrates How Going OUT is IN at Community Parks this July | Print |

If you’re feeling cramped and you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one. Nearly 3 in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

That is why this July, Fulton County Parks and Recreation and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation during national Park and Recreation Month.

This year’s theme, “OUT is IN,” encourages individuals, families, friends and co-workers to do something outside every day that they would normally do inside. From picnicking in the park instead of sitting inside at a table to sending an email or even holding a meeting outside, there are small ways you can make going OUT part of your daily routine. The parks and facilities run by Fulton County offer ample opportunities to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved.

“Fulton County Parks and Recreation joins the celebration because it is important for residents and other members of our communities to take advantage of programming that promote healthy and happier lifestyles.   There are a few benefits to going outside. It increases a person’s Vitamin D, encourages people to be more positive because of the sunlight and children who play outside are usually much more active and physically fit.   Let’s go OUTside, get Inspired, change our OUTlook and get Involved,” said Tony Phillips, Assistant Director of Planning and Community Services.

Fulton County Parks and Recreation will celebrate Parks and Recreation Month through fun activities that encourage residents to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved.   Those activities include:

Summer Playground Program

Dates: June 2 – August 1 (No Camp on July 4), Time:   7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Locations:  

  • Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349
  • Sandtown Park, 5320 Campbellton Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Cliftondale Park, 4645 Butner Road, Atlanta, GA 30349
  • Burdett Park, 2945 Burdett Road, College Park, Georgia 30349

Description:  

Fun in the sun as boys and girls ages 6 – 12 enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts, swim time, field trips and much more throughout the summer.   Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Zumba Aerobics

Dates: Ongoing, Time: 6:00 p.m.

Locations:  

  • Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349
  • Sandtown Park, 5320 Campbellton Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Burdett Park, 2945 Burdett Road, College Park, Georgia 30349

Description:

Aerobic workout set to dance music.

Shuri-Ryu Karate

Date:   Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays, Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location:  

  • Sandtown Park, 5320 Campbellton Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30331

Description:  

Self Defense, Self-Discipline, Physical Benefits and Excellent Workout.

Pre-School, Youth, and Adult Swim Lessons and Water Aerobics

Date: Ongoing Through the end of July on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (Lessons); Mondays & Wednesdays (Water Aerobics), Time:  Mornings and Evenings

Location:  

  • Welcome All Park / Welcome All Pool, 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349

Description:

Lessons for ages 3 and older


In addition to getting involved in Park and Recreation Month locally, people are encouraged to take the OUT is IN 31-day social media challenge on Twitter and Instagram by posting photos of themselves doing typical inside activities outside with the hashtag #JulyOUTisIN.

To learn more about getting OUTside and INvolved during Park and Recreation Month, visit www.fultoncountyga.gov and www.nrpa.org/July.

Fulton County Department of Parks and Recreation isa division of Planning & Community Services is comprised of three operating divisions. They offer use of the facilities for passive and leisure services to the citizens of Fulton County. Parks and Recreation services are provided in unincorporated Fulton County where they manage vast acres of park land. South Fulton maintains a facilities inventory of nine recreation centers, four clay tennis courts, 40 hard tennis courts, 47 trap and skeet houses, three gymnasiums,  an indoor natatorium, and 37 athletic fields.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 40,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.