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It's Still Park and Recreation Month . . .

Posted Jul 16 2010 10:11am

Canoeing family Before the end of July, make it a point to get outdoors to participate in some of the perks of Park and Recreation Month . Since 1985, the National Recreation and Park Association has called July the official month for outdoor fun. As a result, parks across America kick off summer programs, organize and recruit volunteers, and promote physical activity in natural settings.

To celebrate this year’s 31 days of festivity, plenty of wide-open places are offering ways to help you enjoy your July adventures outside. This Saturday, the state of Florida is waiving admission fees to each of its 160 state parks . Denver's website lists  31 activities , one for each day of the month, for park enthusiasts to enjoy.

Online travel companies are pitching in too: provides its "Top 10 List of National Parks," plus suggestions about how to pack for a camping trip if you're flying to your destination.

Tell us: What’s your favorite Park and Recreation Month activity?

--Sarah A. Henderson

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