Programs dealing with the Parks and Recreation are an integral part of the country, including Calvert County. They are important to maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the health of all our citizens, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of our community and region.
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.
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.
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.
Calvert County, Maryland recognizes the benefits derived from its vast parks and recreation resources.
The US House of Representatives has designated July as Parks and Recreation Month. Americans have celebrated National Park and Recreation Month during July since 1985. During National Park and Recreation Month, individuals and organizations can promote the benefits of local parks and recreation centers to communities and encourage people to get outside, explore local parks, and enjoy outdoor activities.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed that the month of July be known as Parks and Recreation Month and they further encourage all citizens to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of our local Parks and Recreation Department, as well as on Federal and State levels.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon