Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Game On! Dunwoody celebrates Parks and Rec month

Dunwoody hosts a month-long calendar of events to celebrate Parks and Rec Month.

Dunwoody, GA – July 1, 2019 - Summer is the perfect time to explore the great things happening throughout the more than 170 acres of Dunwoody’s parks. During July, Dunwoody’s Parks and Recreation department joins the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for a nationwide “Game On” celebration.

“Activities are planned throughout the month in Dunwoody’s parks including our second ‘Groovin’ on the Green’ outdoor concert of the season featuring the Emerald Empire Band at Pernoshal Park on Saturday, July 13 from 6 -9 p.m., and B at the Movies at Brook Run Park with B98.5 radio on Saturday, July 27, featuring ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’” said Recreation Supervisor Rachel Waldron. “A social media challenge will give participants the chance to win great prizes including a tailgate chair, collapsible coolers, picnic blankets and more for following, sharing, liking, tagging and rating our Facebook and Instagram updates throughout the month.”

Additional concerts and activities will be held at Dunwoody Nature Center and the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm. Follow local events and those from around the country via the hashtag #GameOnJuly.

Dunwoody’s parks include the 110-acre Brook Run Park at 4770 North Peachtree Road featuring a 2-mile loop of the Dunwoody Trailway as well as a state-of-the-art playground, skate park, community garden, dog park, Treetop Quest adventure course, fields and pavilions; the 8-acre Pernoshal Park at 4575 North Shallowford Road featuring basketball and pickleball courts, open fields, a rental pavilion, fitness area and a section of the Dunwoody Trailway; the 22-acre Dunwoody Park at 5343 Roberts Drive featuring the Dunwoody Nature Center’s year-round programming, camps, classes and special events; the 3-acre Georgetown Park located at 4400 Dunwoody Park Drive with a playground and bocce ball courts; and more.

About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For moreinformation, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks &Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881, Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.

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