The Wellington Village Council recently proclaimed July 2021 as Park and Recreation Month. Wellington’s parks and recreation programs are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the village’s quality of life.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks and programs proved essential for the community. Parks provided open spaces and the opportunity to seek connection with nature, meditate, exercise and enjoy safe outdoor recreational opportunities. Virtual programs and activities provided a sense of normalcy, allowing community members to remain active, creative and connected in a time of uncertainty and social distancing.
The village thanks all the people who participate in village programs, as well as the visitors who enjoy the parks and preserves, the staff that plans the programs and maintains the parks, and the volunteers and sponsors who serve the community by supporting these efforts.
Residents can join in celebrating how the Village of Wellington is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation. The community is invited to share their experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation mean to them. Share on social media by tagging @wellingtonflrec and using the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory, or share by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.