YUMA, Ariz.- The city of Yuma’s Parks and Recreation is promoting residents to send them their favorite park. Official’s have busted the myth that there is nothing to do in Yuma and asking locals to be a part of a campaign that is being celebrated the whole month of November.
Everyone has their own reason why they LOVE Parks & Recreation.
Share with #ILOVEMyParksandRecreation
Sharing your story is easy!
1. Think about your experiences with parks and recreation. Maybe you go to the park for family picnics, play basketball at the rec center or you learned how to swim at the public pool. Whatever it is, you probably have a positive parks and rec story!
2. Send your reason “Hi, I’m __(your name)__ and I LOVE my Parks & Recreation because____________________________. ” along with a photo of you and/or your family at a Yuma Parks and Recreation facility to Carrie.Ring@yumaaz.gov
3. Share your story on video! Cell phone videos are perfect. Take a selfie video or ask a friend! Tell Yuma why you LOVE your Parks and Recreation!
Try to keep your video short (15 to 45 seconds).
a. “Hi, I’m ______ and I LOVE my Parks & Recreation because____________________________.”
b. “I challenge you to get out to your local park and share why you LOVE your Parks and Recreation too!”
Challenge your family and friends to share their story! Call ‘em out in the video and tag them in your social posts! Don’t forget to share the video with us too! Email it to Carrie and you just might see it on the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation Facebook page!https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Yuma-Parks-and-Recreation-334441576588433/
Photos and stories will be gathered in the month of November where they will then be transformed into a Hallway Mural inside City Hall for all to read, see and enjoy. The video stories will also be shared on our Parks and Recreation Facebook account. Those who complete the task will be entered to win a family swim pass for the 2016 open swim season! (Completion involves emailing their reason, attaching a photo that depicts them or their family members at a Yuma Parks & Recreation facility, and competing a photo waiver and release)
Children who grow up utilizing their community park and recreation resources have the opportunity to thrive as both children and adults. Our park and recreation programs encourage people to engage with nature, foster social skills on the playground, create life-long healthy habits, and cultivate sportsmanship through recreation sport leagues and so much more.
For questions or more information on this campaign, please contact Marketing Specialist, Carrie Ring at 928-373-5210 or Carrie.Ring@yumaaz.gov