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Murfreesboro to celebrate Parks and Recreation month in July

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Kalarey Collier hangs upside down at the Kids Castle at Old Fort Park. Photo courtesy of Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.

If you’re feeling cramped and like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one.
Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.

That’s why this July, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation during National Park and Recreation Month.

This year’s theme, “OUT is IN,” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside every day that they would normally do inside. From picnicking in the park instead of sitting inside at a table to sending an email or even holding a meeting outside, there are small ways you can make going OUT part of your daily routine.

The parks and facilities run by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation offer ample opportunities to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved.

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation will celebrate Park and Recreation Month by holding a Flick n’ Float on July 9 at SportsCom and an Island Fun Run on July 25. Parks and Recreation month will also be recognized at existing special events throughout the month of July. Details of all events are available at http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/parks and Facebook.

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