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Thank you for helping us celebrate National Park & Recreation Month!

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Fun Days in the Park





Why do you love your local parks and recreation? Can you answer the question? The City of Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) believe people in Harker Heights and surrounding areas can and are seeking the most creative answers during national Park and Recreation Month this July. This year, Harker Heights’ activities for Park and Recreation Month encourage everyone to show and share the love for parks and recreation.

We had so much fun at this year's Fun Days in the Park. Hope to see everyone next year!




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We asked and here is what you said...

I love my Park & Recreation because:

There are so many new things -Victoria, 10
They are fun -Lukah, 11
It gives the kids some place to go and something to do besides trouble -Darrell, 37
You get to have fun -Darren, 11
Of the cool programs, events, and staff  -Nichole
They have a lot of fun activities -Maria, 12
They are the best -Anonymous
Sarah made it fun today -Ronda
It’s fun and funny but hot! Lol -Jayden, 10
It’s lots of fun -T.T., 6
It’s fun  -Ben
So kids can have fun than be at home -Rachel, 27
Of all the opportunities to exercise and hang out -Andrea, 16
Keeps you healthy and keeps our energy running -Anonymous
They help get the people going! -Andrew, 17
Because it makes it fun for the little kids -Hannah, 12
You get to have fun and you can play together –Anonymous
They have really good playgrounds & provide a lot of fun –Anonymous
I get to run everyday in a beautiful park. Thank ya’ll! –Crystal, 24
There are plenty of opportunities to get active and be healthy! –Andrea, 16
They are fun! –McKayla, 9
Zumba –Jasmine, 20
They have cool classes, sports, and events –Anonymous
I can walk my pets in the parks –Alex, 6
It’s cool and there’s lots of fun things to do! –Jennifer, 16
Diversity –Darla, 68
They rock –Makayla, 13
They have Frost Fest! –Oscar, 7

In addition to getting involved in our Park and Recreation month programs locally, people can share their love for parks and recreation on a grander scale through the “Show UR Love” weekly photo contest on the NRPA facebook page. During each week of July, NRPA will have a different theme that people can follow to snap pictures in their local parks and recreation. Citizens can submit photos that show the love for local parks and recreation to NRPA through Facebook at to be entered into the contest. NRPA will award weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end of the month.

For more information regarding Park and Recreation month, please contact Sarah Mylcraine, Activities Specialist, at 254-953-5466 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..