July is national Parks and Recreation Month.
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department celebration of the month includes a tie-dying session, the relaunch of Adult Recess after taking a year off because of COVID-19 restrictions and a citywide scavenger hunt.
On Thursday, July 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., kids can create their own tie-dyed T-shirt at Lindley Pool at 2419 Springwood Dr. Tie-Dye the Fourth costs $10 and the fee covers admission to the pool. There will also be music, games and Kona ice.
Adult Recess kicks off on Friday, July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barber Park Spray Ground at 1500 Barber Park Dr.
The event is free and open to adults over 21 and identification is required for admission. Adult Recess features nostalgic playground games like four square and tetherball, music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and a photo booth.
Adult beverages and dinner will be available for purchase and the sprayground will only be open to participants in Adult Recess.
The inaugural Adult Recess in 2019 was featured in the national media and won accolades for its innovative approach to adult entertainment.
The rain date is Friday, July 16.
Beginning on Friday, July 2, each Friday in July Parks and Rec will hide a “heart” at one of Greensboro’s many outdoor facilities. Clues for the location will be posted on the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GSOParksandRec/ on Friday afternoons. When you find the heart, take a photo of yourself with it and share it on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and leave it for the next person to find.
Each week in July all pictures emailed to Parks and Rec by noon on Thursday will be entered into a drawing to win a Parks and Recreation prize pack worth an estimated $50.
The hearts will be “hidden” in plain sight no climbing or off-roading will be required to them.