July: Parks and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month.  This July, we are encouraging you and your family to tell us "Why I ♥ My Park & Recreation!" 

Everyone experiences things differently, and park and recreation activities and the benefits that those activities provide are no exception!  There is no better voice than your own to tell others what you enjoy about being outdoors or being in one of our many facilities, either on your own or with your family.  We want you to be heard!  So get out there and "Think Outside" and then visit us again to let us know "Why I ♥ My Park & Recreation!"


Being fit, active and healthy is its own reward.  But sometimes, it doesn't hurt to add a little extra incentive!  So Pearland Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Raising Cane's to come up with three great ways to get you and your family involved in our month-long celebration in July, and possibly win yourself some great meals from Raising Cane's as well!

There are three ways that you can win during National Park and Recreation Month: 

"I Love My Park & Recreation" Calendar Challenge 

During the month of July, we've uncovered 31 days of fun family-friendly activities, exercises and park locations for you to visit. Simply click the link below to download your "I Love My Park & Recreation" calendar or pick up a free copy at any one of our facilities and use it to keep track of your family's activities. For each recommended activity that you complete, you'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a $25 Raising Cane's gift card! You can enter daily! Each week, a new drawing will take place and new winners will be chosen. So, you can win up to $125 in Raising Cane's cards to keep or to share!

Entering is simple! When you complete an activity, just snap a picture of yourself at the location holding your "I Love My Park & Recreation" calendar OR download and print the "I ♥ My Park & Recreation" sheet linked below. Then, send your picture in to us by one of the four methods below:

Email your entry to contest@ci.pearland.tx.us

Tweet us the picture @PearlandParks including the hashtag #calendarchallenge

Post the picture to our Facebook page

Turn in your picture with contact information to the kiosk staff at the RCN

One winner per week will be randomly drawn from among all eligible entries received by 11:59pm on each Saturday in the month of July. Contest runs July 1 to July 31. Entries do not carry over from week to week. A list of contest winners will be posted on this page and on social media sites.

"Park Your Eyes" Picture Challenge 

Something has gone missing in our parks and recreation facilities and it's up to you to tell us what's different! We've taken pictures of five of our locations around the city and we've digitally removed certain key items or objects. We invite you to download the pictures to your smartphone or pick up a copy of the pictures at any one of our facilities and then head outside to the picture's location. Compare the altered picture to the real thing, identify the FIVE things that are missing and then share your answers with us to be entered to win up to $100 in Raising Cane's gift cards!

The missing elements will be key items or objects (not people, cars, flowers or other objects that may change from day to day). Some will be quite obvious, but others will require you to compare the altered picture to the actual location! Once you've uncovered the five answers for the location, send us your answers by one of the three methods below:

Email your entry to contest@ci.pearland.tx.us

Tweet us your answers@PearlandParks

Send a private message to our Facebook page

You may enter up to five times (once per location). Three winners will be drawn from among all correct and complete entries. Gift cards will be in the amount of $25 (Third Place), $50 (Second Place) and $100 (First Place). Contest runs July 1 to July 31.

Join us for a special "Corks & Canvas" event on July 13

Visit the Recreation Center & Natatorium on Saturday, July 13 for a special edition of our monthly "Corks & Canvas" event. Each month, the Pearland Arts League showcases the works of local artists with a month-long exhibition at the RCN.  In recognition of National Park and Recreation Month, this month's theme will reflect parks, recreation and nature. Join us from 5 to 6 p.m., and try your hand at guessing which park or recreation facility is depicted in the artists' works.  Prizes will be awarded to those who correctly identify the most locations. The artists will be on hand to answer questions, and possibly give you some hints!   Refreshments will be served at this event.

Eat Schlotzsky's on Wednesdays in July and your Parks get 15%

July is National Park and Recreation Month and to celebrate, our local Schlotzsky's store is honoring Pearland Parks & Recreation by donating 15% of sales on Wednesdays throughout the month of July to Pearland Parks & Recreation! Just click on the coupon below to download a .pdf version and take it to Schlotzsky's, located at 9121 Broadway St. in Pearland, on any Wednesday this month! Thank you!