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July is National Parks and Recreation Month with this year’s theme of “Our Park and Recreation Story”. Share your story on social media with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory. In addition, email us your story by July 22 to be entered into a drawing for great prizes from New Quart Park.
The environmental benefits of Parks and Recreation:
- Local park and recreation agencies play a vital role in the protection of our environment through green infrastructure, maintenance of public lands, preserving wildlife habitats, and more.
- In addition to helping connect people to nature, local parks create essential environmental stewards that advocate for and protect our most precious public resources — our land, water, trees, open spaces, and wildlife.
- Parks do a great deal to contribute to species richness in urban settings — a review of more than 60 studies by the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration shows that there is strong evidence to support the concept that parks support both plant and animal biodiversity. This offers not only an important educational opportunity but additionally, supports overall ecosystem functionality.
- Parks reduce the impact of large storms and flooding by serving as sponges that soak up runoff from nearby paved surfaces during rain events. This in turn prevents flooding and decreases property damage. Well-designed parks also reduce water usage by recycling and storing this water for use during times of low precipitation.
- Evidence not only shows that parks are cooler than their surrounding cities, but that parks contribute to overall urban cooling — parks make our cities more comfortable in the summer!
- According to a 2021 NRPA Park Pulse poll, six in seven adults in the U.S. support their local park and recreation agency’s environmental initiatives.
For information on any of our upcoming programs and to register, visit
See you at the park,
Recreation Supervisor I
NOTE: For weather-related cancellations, please call our RainoutLine at 757-890-3501 and use extension 35 for events, extension 34 for the disc golf course, or extension 33 for trails at New Quarter Park. You may also visit our RainoutLine webpage.
Call New Quarter Park at 757-890-5840
Residents: $25 - $100
Non-Residents: $50 - $150
Fire Circle: $25
Resident or Members of the CDGC: Daily $3, Annual $25
Non-Residents: Daily $5, Annual $50
Merchandise and Rentals available