Did you know July is Recreation and Parks Month?

AA recs and parks logoSince 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official recreation and parks month. This July, we want everyone talking about what they love about parks and recreation and why parks and recreation are so vital in our lives!

In celebration of national recreation and parks month and Wegmans Eat Well, Live Well Passport program the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County will be posting fun facts and history about Anne Arundel County’s regional Parks!

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On May 1, 2013 The Department of Recreation and Parks along with The Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails launched the Wegmans Eat Well, Live Well Passport. Together the  groups have worked to select 25 historic locations and areas of interest along County running and biking trails.

Wegmans Eat Well Live Well Passport to Family Wellness Program consists of a pocket-sized trail “passport” with easy-to-read maps, fitness tips, and motivation in the form of prizes for trails hiked and recorded in booklets. Participants are encouraged to visit 12 markers and document visits by rubbing a raised trail marker in their passport. Upon completion they are eligible to receive a discount coupon provided by Wegmans.

After visiting and documenting 25 trail markers, participants are entered to win
a picnic pack from Wegmans (valued at $100) and a free pavilion rental in one of Anne Arundel County’s regional parks. Winners will be chosen annually. Prize redemptions take place ONLY at the Department of Recreation and Parks.

The “passports” can be picked up at Wegmans Customer Service Desk in the Waugh Chapel TowneCenter store (1413 South Main Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD 21054) or at one of Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks regional parks and trails visitor centers. Or print your passport from home CLICK HERE!

Please visit http://www.aacounty.org/RecParks/ for locations and hours.

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