June is Recreation and Parks Month, a great time to get out and explore with the City of Wetaskiwin Recreation Department Scavenger Hunt!

June is Recreation and Parks Month, a great time to get out and explore with the City of Wetaskiwin Recreation Department Scavenger Hunt!

Join the hunt for local parks this June: Explore, discover + enter to win!

Manluk Centre celebrates ‘June is Recreation and Parks Month’

Parks and recreation are vital – not only for our physical fitness, but also our mental and emotional wellness. The opportunity to get outside, chase a ball, stroll a trail, climb a tree or observe a bird in flight are all possible because of the parks and greenspaces on our doorsteps.

The City of Wetaskiwin encourages you to get out and explore this month, share what you find, and maybe discover a new favourite spot or two along the way.

Explore, discover … and enter to win!

In honour of June is Recreation and Parks Month, the City of Wetaskiwin Recreation Department is having a Scavenger Hunt. Here’s how it works:

  • Each week through June, three hints will be posted on the Manluk Centre’s Facebook and Instagram pages – follow the hints to find the park in question.
  • Upon arrival, locate a special sticker within the park, take a picture of yourself with it, and then direct message the Manluk Centre on Facebook or Instagram with the photo and the name of the park where you found it.
  • Complete those steps and you’ll be entered into a draw to win an awesome prize at the end of the week. But that’s not all: everyone who enters the weekly draws will also be entered into a draw for the grand prize at the end of the month!

After launching the inaugural scavenger hunt last year, “people really enjoyed getting out and checking out different parks around the city, including some they hadn’t visited before,” says Rachel Rarick, Recreation Program Facilitator with the City of Wetaskiwin. “We have lots of greenspace to explore and it’s a great way to get outside with your family or cohort.”

June is Recreation and Parks Month recognizes not only that recreation and parks enhance quality of life through active living and lifelong learning, but that they bring tangible benefits, too – reducing healthcare and social service costs, for example, assisting with economic renewal and sustainability, and increasing tourism.

While Parks and Recreation Month is a great reason to take up Wetaskiwin’s scavenger hunt challenge, the Alberta Parks and Recreation Association has a host of other ideas, activities and contests! Check them out online or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

And to plan your summer adventures in the City of Wetaskiwin’s parks, visit wetaskiwin.ca/668/Parks-Trails.

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