June has been proclaimed Parks & Recreation Month by Yorkton Council at its regular meeting May 27.
“By proclaiming June as Recreation and Parks Month, Yorkton will help to recognize the impact that employees and volunteers have on the many recreation and parks opportunities that we all use and enjoy. Elected officials, recreation and parks professionals, and community members can all promote the vital contributions of recreation and parks services to the personal, social, environmental, and economic well-being of our province,” said Taylor Morrison, Recreation Services Manager with the City at the meeting in May.
The Community Development, Parks & Recreation department had several activities and projects planned for this year including a Park party at Silver Heights Park Wednesday.
Some of the benefits of recreation, that the party helped promote included:
*Generating community pride.
*Promote personal development and social activity throughout the community.
*Grow strong families and healthy communities.
*Reduce the cost of health care by promoting healthy, active lifestyles.
*Improve the quality of life for residents through recreation and parks events and services.