July is Parks and Recreation Month

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Marble Falls Mayor John Packer, right, proclaims July Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Marble Falls during the Tuesday, July 5, city council meeting. Being recognized from the city's Parks and Recreation Department are, from left, Director Robert W. Moss, Parks Superintendent Lewis Fincher and Administrative Assistant Monique Breaux.

At the meeting of the Marble Falls City Council on Tuesday night, July 5, Mayor John Packer proclaimed July Parks and Recreation Month in Marble Falls.

From the city's Parks and Recreation Department, Packer introduced Director Robert W. Moss, Parks Superintendent Lewis Fincher and Administrative Assistant Monique Breaux. The trio with a staff of maintenance personnel and city pool lifeguards and operators manage about 130 acres of park land, trails, green belt and facilities.

“Our parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities,” proclaimed Packer, praising them for maintaining physical and mental health and boosting the economy.

 

Proclamation - Designation of July as Park and Recreation Month 

WHEREAS, parks and recreation programs are an integral part of communities throughout this country, including Marble Falls; and

WHEREAS, our parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the health of all citizens, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and region; and

WHEREAS, parks and recreation programs build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and also improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens; and

WHEREAS, parks and recreation programs increase a community’s economic prosperity through increased property values, expansion of the local tax base, increased tourism, the attraction and retention of businesses, and crime reduction; and

WHEREAS, parks and recreation areas are fundamental to the environmental wellbeing of our community; and

WHEREAS, parks and natural recreation areas improve water quality, protect groundwater, prevent flooding, improve the quality of the air we breathe, provide vegetative buffers to development, and produce habitat for wildlife; and

WHEREAS, our parks and natural recreation areas ensure the ecological beauty of our community and provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature and recreate outdoors; and WHEREAS, the U.S. House of Representatives has designated July as Parks and Recreation Month; and

WHEREAS, the Marble Falls City Council recognizes the benefits derived from parks and recreation resources

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY John Packer, Mayor of the City of Marble Falls, Texas that July is recognized as Park and Recreation Month in the City of Marble Falls.

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