DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department has joined with the National Recreation and Park Association for a nationwide “Game On” celebration full of outdoor community events. For the month of July, residents can enjoy a celebration of the city’s 170 acres of parks and nature reserves. The National Recreation and Park Association started the July celebration back in 1985 in an attempt to raise awareness of the impact parks have within communities. 

Starting this year, there will be a social media challenge that gives attendees the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing at the end of the month. Each tag, share, like, follow and review on the department’s Facebook and Instagram pages gives users a chance to enter the drawing. There is no limit for the number of raffle entries, and prizes include a tailgate chair, collapsible coolers, picnic blankets and other prizes.

Building parks, keeping them maintained, and then showcasing them to the community through events is the foundation of what we do,” said Rachel Waldron, the city’s Recreation Program supervisor. “The added social media tags extend the outreach past Dunwoody and allow other communities to join in on the celebration and see what we’re doing.”

Scheduled activities include the “Groovin’ on the Green” outdoor concert featuring the Emerald Empire Band at Pernoshal Park on Saturday, July 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and “B at the Movies” at Brook Run Park with B98.5 radio on Saturday, July 27, featuring “How to Train Your Dragon 3”. All additional concerts and activities will be held at the Dunwoody Nature Center and the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm.

“It’s a great opportunity to bring the community together,” Waldron said. “Because these events are free, they allow everyone within Dunwoody and the surrounding area to participate.”

You can fFollow local events and those around the country using the hashtag #GameOnJuly. For more information about upcoming events and activities, visit the department’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dunwoodyparksandrec or call 678-382-6700. 

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