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Parks and Rec Month

by Christina Coats, photos by Jim Peterson

Beginning in 1985, America started recognizing July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation month. With fun themes each year, Parks and Rec is excited to help families everywhere enjoy the outdoors. This year’s theme is super heroes!  t’s a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that Eagle has to offer. Be a local super hero and celebrate with the City of Eagle Parks and Recreation Department.

The best way to celebrate with us is by participating in Eagle Fun Days on July 8-9, 2016. On Friday, July 8th, join the super heroes of Parks and Recreation at Eagle City Hall from 6-9pm for Family Fun Night. You’ll meet Captain Community, the Green Guardian, and the Fit Twins and enjoy an evening of food, games, and family entertainment. There will be bounce houses, food trucks, sports activities, cornhole, police & fire obstacle courses, music, and more!

On Saturday July 9th, celebrate Eagle as the city hosts a fun run, parade, Saturday Market, live music, a custom car show, cornhole tournament, and more. Be sure to appreciate the events at Heritage Park, a local park located in the heart of downtown Eagle where most of the activities will be held. Find your super powers by visiting a park, registering for a recreation program, or by participating in any of the activities offered in July and throughout the rest of the year.

If you’re not sure where to begin, try starting with a few of these ways to celebrate Park & Recreation Month:

  • Visit your local park
  • Register for one of our Recreation Programs at CityOfEagle.org/recreation
  • Take pictures at your favorite park and use #EagleisHOME #SuperJuly.  Don’t forget to tag Eagle Parks and Recreation!
  • Visit the new bike skills park and adaptive cycling trail and Ada-Eagle Bike Park
  • Take a walk, run, or ride on the Greenbelt
  • Take a dip in the Boise River
  • Check out the City of Eagle Parks and Recreation website for park locations, upcoming events, recreation programs, and additional information

The mission of Eagle Parks and Recreation is to provide and create exceptional opportunities for play that improve people’s quality of life while fostering respect for the natural and cultural environments of Eagle. With that mission in mind, we strive to continue and create recreation programs and special events to keep Eagle residents active and engaged in the community. The City of Eagle is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan in an effort to make Eagle the best place to live, work, and play! Use #EagleisHOME to show us what makes Eagle great! For more information about parks and recreation in Eagle, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (208)489-8763 or parks@cityofeagle.org. Don’t forget to “enjoy Eagle everyday!”