July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the City's Community Services Department wants you to get out and discover all that Palo Alto has to offer. The theme of the month is OUT is IN: Go OUTside, change your OUTlook, and get INvolved in the community through parks and recreation.
With over 4,000 acres of open space parklands from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Baylands Nature Preserve, 28 City parks, and a host of other recreational areas, including the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, Rinconada Pool and the Junior Museum and Zoo, there is plenty to keep everyone busy and outdoors.
Community Services wants to jumpstart your month of outdoor exploring with the new Passport to Palo Alto. The passport lists 20 activities, such as taking a selfie with an animal at the zoo, canoeing at Foothills Park, going on a picnic, or attending a summer Twilight Concert. Participants receive stamps in their passports after each completed activity. Then, after completing 10 activities, they will be entered into a contest to win fun prizes, including front row seats at an August Twilight Concert, or a "Fast Pass" to the front of the lines at the 2015 Chili Cook-Off & Summer Festival.
Get your passport today and discover Palo Alto! Passports are free and available at Lucie Stern Community Center, Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, Palo Alto Art Center and Palo Alto Children’s Theatre.
For more information on Passport to Palo Alto, click here.