Gwinnett’s month-long celebration encourages discovery of local parks and recreation. Courtesy Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Gwinnett’s celebration encourages discovery of local parks

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation designating July as Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme, “A Lifetime of Discovery,” encourages residents to discover all that parks offer beyond just playgrounds, community recreation centers, sports leagues and summer camps. The celebration coincides with National Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of National Recreation and Park Association.

Several of the month’s planned activities feature a bicentennial twist to celebrate Gwinnett’s 200th birthday. A ‘Summer Movie Night’ is begins at 6 p.m. July 6 at Dacula Park Activity Building, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue. Pre-register online with code DAP31620 or 678-277-0850. In Lawrenceville, enjoy a ‘Bicentennial Hot Dog Pool Party’ at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center, 2200 Collins Hill Road. $5 per person. Information: 770-127-5347.

Enjoy a ‘200th Birthday Bash Family Night’ at 7 p.m. July 9 at Lenora Park Pool, 4315 Lenora Church Road in Snellville. $5 per person. Information: 770-985-5309. In Duluth, experience ‘Family Fun Day on the Farm’ at 10 a.m. July 14 at McDaniel Farm Park, 3020 McDaniel Road. Free. Information: 770-814-4920.

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