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The City of Auburn demonstrates how going OUT is IN during July

Month-long celebration highlights value of parks and recreation for local communities

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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, the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and participate in recreation activities during national Park and Recreation Month. 

This year’s theme, “OUT is IN,” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside everyday 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 managed by the City of Auburn offer ample opportunities to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved.

“When we go outdoors we get active, connect with nature and even improve our mental health and stress levels,” notes Daryl Faber, Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Director. “Auburns Parks are great places to get outdoor time and spending time outdoors is good for us. Consider camping at Game Farm Wilderness Park, walking the White River Trail or just take an inside activity outdoors; such as reading a book or playing cards. OUT is IN, in Auburn!,” added Faber.

The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has created a calendar of fun activities for individuals to get outside and play this July. From visiting the Auburn International Farmers Market on Sunday and attending free Kids Summerstage concerts on Wednesday, to checking out the Downtown Sculpture Gallery, playing golf or bocce, and taking a walk along one of the City’s many trails. All Auburn citizens are invited to get OUTside and INvolved in parks, arts and recreation activities this July.

Get our free downloadable activity calendar (PDF) here. You can also follow Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation on Facebooklinks to external site or call 253-931-3043 for additional information.