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Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, the United States has celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

The services that park and recreation professionals provide are vital for our communities — from protecting open spaces and natural resources to helping fight health conditions and providing activities and resources for all people. Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value park and recreation professionals bring to communities.


Mesquite Parks and Recreation will host two special events during the month of July to celebrate Park and Recreation month.

Luau Pool Party - Saturday, July 14

Visit City Lake Aquatic Center from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., for a FREE night of tropical fun featuring swimming, fun games for all ages, and prizes. Plus, enjoy a live hula show with a special fire dancer to turn up the heat! 

Event capacity is limited to 500 people due to pool restrictions.

Pop Up at the Park - Saturday, July 29

Celebrate the conclusion of National Park and Recreation month at “Pop Up at the Park”. 

Visit Mesquite’s new spray pad at Clay Mathis Park, 2181 Clay Mathis Rd. from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a free, family-friendly event.

“Pop Up at the Park” will feature free popsicles, games, and more at the Spray Zone, which officially opened on May 1. A spray pad is an interactive playground with various water features such as nozzles that spray water upward from a deck and whimsical shower-style features.

See the calendar below and discover an array of parks and activities available in Mesquite

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