FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 06, 2022
Pitt County Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month
Awareness campaign recognizes Park and Recreation professionals during July
PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation (PCCSR) is celebrating National Park and Recreation month through a social media awareness campaign on the Pitt County Facebook page @PittCountyNC. The July 2022 theme, “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation,” recognizes full and part-time staff dedicated to building strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.
PCCSR operates as a partnership between the Pitt County Board of Commissioners and the Pitt County Board of Education. With support from agency staff and community partners, PCCSR has expanded its reach since the Community Schools Legislation ratification of 1977, an act promoting community involvement in public schools. The department coordinates the use of facilities in thirty-five schools, engages citizen involvement through volunteerism, coordinates ten elementary after-school programs and other recreation programs for all age groups and collaborates with agency partners to develop parks and recreation programs across Pitt County.
“Community Schools and Recreation advances the County mission by supporting the physical, mental and social wellness of residents of all ages and ability levels,” says James Rhodes, AICP, Assistant County Manager and Planning Director.
“In 2021-2022, Community Schools and Recreation facilitated 188 programs engaging 7,188 youth, 16,204 adult and 20,100 senior program participants,” says Rob Maloney, Director of Athletics, Pitt County Schools.
“Within recent years, staff have completed infrastructure improvements such as resealing walking trails, paving additional parking and adding two shade structures for the community to enjoy. The District Park continues to be a source of enrichment for the people of Pitt County,” says Alice Keene, Recreation Projects Coordinator, Pitt County Planning Department.
For more information about PCCSR and National Park and Recreation month, follow Facebook @PittCountyNC or contact Community Schools and Recreation at 252-902-1975.
To locate a map of parks and facilities, amenity search or a list of recreation facilities and department contacts, download the new “Parks and Facilities of Pitt County” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.