Parks and Recreation programs are an integral part of life in Dare County and throughout the nation. They build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and also improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens.
July is National Parks and Recreation month and Dare
County is celebrating this year's "Get Wild" theme by offering a variety of
family friendly activities! Get wild with your workouts this month and join
us in one of our many programs and activities for all ages. Throughout the
entire month of July, Parks and Recreation is hosting a Sand Sculpture
Contest for families. Head to the beach and build your sand sculpture,
take your picture with it and send the photo along with a completed
registration form to your local Recreation office by Monday, July 30.
Registration forms are available at all Parks and Recreation offices or
online. Winners will be announced at the Get Wild final celebration on
Tuesday, July 31 at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills from 5 PM to
Get even wilder at one of our Get Wild events.
FC Minton Memorial Basketball Tournament
The 2012 FC Minton Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held
July 6-8 at the Youth Center in Kill Devil Hills. All proceeds from the
tournament fund scholarship programs for Parks and Recreation activities
and events. A canned good donation or $1 is requested for admittance.
The Hot Shot and 3 point contest are open to the public with a $5
registration fee. Come support the participating teams and show off some
of your best basketball moves. Raffles and giveaways will be held.
For more information, please contact Deshawn Banks, Leisure
Services Coordinator for Dare County Parks and Recreation at
Rockin' the Rec
Come hang with your friends at Rockin' the Rec at the Youth
Center in Kill Devil Hills from 9 PM to 12 PM on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
There will be DJ style entertainment, free drinks and food available for
purchase. It's sure to be a fun time. This event is for high school youth
Prizes will be given away at every Rockin' the Rec event. If you
come to 3 of the 5 events you'll be entered to win an iPad2 on August
Sundays in the Park
Every Sunday in the month of July from 6-8pm, bring the whole
family to the Fessenden Center located at 46830 Hwy 12 in Buxton. Enjoy
free food, live music and great entertainment for the whole family. This
event promotes community awareness and family involvement and is
sure to be a great time for the whole family. We hope to see you every
Sunday in July.
In addition, everyone is invited to help Dare County Parks and
Recreation celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month on Tuesday,
July 24 at Westcott Park in Manteo and Tuesday, July 31 at Family
Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills with a cookout, entertainment and
family friendly games. In the event of rain, the celebrations will be held
inside the Lion's Club Center at Westcott Park and the Youth Center in Kill
Parks and Recreation is seeking sponsors for these events from
interested businesses or individuals. For more information or sponsor
opportunities, please contact Charlotte Midgett at 475.5921.