July is National Parks and Recreation Month - Rock Your Park Tampa

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July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging all citizens to enjoy Tampa's park system this month by visiting a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, or natural area every weekend this July. 

The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation has also planned the following free activities designed for the entire family:

July 1,  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Let's Get Physical - This activity will feature exercise stations.
George Bartholomew North Tampa Center, 8608 N. 12th St., (813) 931-2109

July 1,  2 to 4 p.m.  Tampa Parks and Recreation’s Birthday Celebration – We’re celebrating with a party followed by a mini Step Show. Copeland Park Community Center, 11001 N 15th St., 

July 7,  6:30 p.m.  Rock Your Park Flash Mob - Check out our instructional video to learn the moves.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive

July 14, 1 p.m.  Funky Hat Day – Wear your funky hat to compete for prizes in the Funky Hat Fashion Show. Other activities include crafts and games. Hunt Community Center, 4810 N Himes Ave., (813) 348-1172

July 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Free Salsa Dance Lesson
Kate Jackson Community Center, 821 S. Rome Ave., (813) 259-1704

July 23, 10 a.m. to Noon  Create Your Own Chihully Shoes or Bag – Bring your own footwear or bag that you will spatter with acrylic paint. North Hubert Art Studio, 309 N Hubert Ave. (813) 282-2911

July 27, 10 a.m.  Youth Soccer Tournament – We're supplying the uniforms
Benito Center, 10065 Cross Creek Blvd., (813) 907-2863

July 28, 4 p.m., Flash Mob Dance - Join in the fun as we create a flash mob to the tune of the song, The Cupid Shuffle. Temple Crest Community Center, 8116 N. 37th St., (813) 989-7606

For the golf enthusiast, the Tampa Sports Authority is offering a $10 off regular rates at city golf courses the week of Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14. To take advantage of the discounted rate, reservations must be made in advance.  Please note: No other coupons, programs or specials can be used with this offer.

Babe Zaharias Golf Course, 11412 Forest Hills Drive, (813) 631-4374
Rocky Point Golf Course, 4151 Dana Shores Drive, (813) 673-4316
Rogers Park Golf Course, 7911 N. 30th Street, (813) 356-1670

Since 1985, Americans have celebrated Park and Recreation Month during the month of July to promote the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles and communities.