On Monday, July 12, 2021, during the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting,  the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month.

Parks and Recreation Director Weed said he loves our park system, and shared we were doing a lot here in Lake Alfred. He thanked the City Commission and the City Manager for keeping the parks going in Lake Alfred.

Proclamation

WHEREAS, parks and recreation programs are an integral part of communities throughout this country, including the City of Lake Alfred; 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, and crime reduction; and

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

WHEREAS, our parks and natural recreation areas also 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 City of Lake Alfred recognizes the importance of parks and recreation areas within our community, and sincerely appreciates the hard work and dedication of all our personnel for keeping them looking great.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED the City of Lake Alfred formally designates July 2021 as:

“Parks and Recreation Month”

and encourages all citizens to recognize the benefits derived from parks and recreation resources.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunder set my hand and the City seal this 12th day of July 2021.

National Parks & Recreation Month

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