A few weeks ago, we held Raleigh’s first major event in Dorothea Dix Park. This is the just the start of amazing things to come for our city and this park. When I think about the great cities I have visited, they often have a large scale park that helps define them – Central Park in New York City, Boston Common in Boston and Grant Park in Chicago. Raleigh’s will be Dix Park, and it will become part of the fabric of our city and define us.
That park will be managed by our city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. This is one of those departments that if you are not taking full advantage of their offerings, you are definitely missing out. We only have a few weeks of summer vacation left before school starts back, and it’s not too late to enjoy what Raleigh has to offer.
Here are just a few examples:
-Let the kids play youth football! Children ages 7-13 are invited to play in a youth tackle football league. Register before August 31st.
-Experience nature in our city’s parks! There are a variety of evening programs that showcase nature. Adventures include family nature night at Laurel Hills Park, learn about our birds while building a bird house, and learn about protecting our planet.
-Do some yoga in the park! Yoga and other fitness activities in the big field at Dix Park.
-Take advantage of the arts! From pottery classes and outdoor movies to featuring arts – our city has it all.
These are just some of the many ways you can take part in the fantastic opportunities from our Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. They are a great way to enjoy our city, stay active and learn something new.
This month at the District E Alliance the topic will also be Parks and Rec. RSVP to attend here: http://www.bonnergaylord.com/aug_dena