One of the best things about Raleigh is our parks and greenways. We just wouldn’t be the same City of Oaks if we had not preserved our trees, open spaces and park land.
Even though we have so many opportunities to enjoy our parks, we often end up going to the same places and doing the same activities time after time. To pull us out of that rut (or to get some of us off the couch), the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has put together a fun way to encourage everyone to experience new parts of our park system. I’m certainly excited to see the passport includes lists of things to do. That makes it much easier for me and my wife to find fun things to do with our kids.
The Passport to Parks is our way of celebrating July as National Park and Recreation Month and it’s really easy to participate.
Go to the different locations around Raleigh and collect stamps
After picking up five different stamps, go online to register for prizes
Show everyone how much fun you’re having by tweeting @RaleighParks and posting on Instagram using #DiscoverRaleighParks
There are even bonus stickers for some locations and the Social Squad will be passing out stickers to people who are active on social media. If you’re not sure where to go, there’s a great app online with maps, photos and information about each of the locations.
I’ve got my passport and I’ll be out there collecting stamps with my family. Hopefully I’ll see you out there!