July is National Parks and Recreation Month. This year, we celebrate the "We Are Parks and Recreation" theme with a scavenger hunt, virtual special events and programs, 60 Second Docu-Series every Wednesday on Facebook, DIY Thursdays, and more. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for other fun stuff throughout the month.
"We Are #GSOParksandRec" Scavenger Hunt
Each Friday in July, we’ll hide a “heart” in one of our outdoor facilities. Follow the clues we push out on our Facebook page Friday afternoons to find where. When you find the heart, take a picture of yourself with it, share it with us on Facebook, then leave it for the next person to find.
Each week, all pictures emailed by 12 pm Thursday will be entered into a drawing to win a Parks and Recreation prize pack worth an estimated $50. It includes two kayak passes, a free game of golf with a cart, a pedal boat pass, and other Parks and Recreation swag.
See official rules for more details.
Every heart will be hidden in plain sight, so stay on trails, sidewalks, and open fields and out of sensitive habitats, water, and planted areas. No climbing or off-roading will be required to find a heart.
Youth Virtual Fishing Tournament
Sign up for our first ever Virtual Fishing Tournament for youth ages 17 years old and under, and catch Bass, Crappie, Catfish at one of the three city lakes (Higgins, Brandt, Townsend) during the tournament for a chance to win.
Submit a photo via e-mail of the fish next to a standard measuring device (ruler, tape measure, or yard stick). Rules will be emailed to participants after they register.
The longest fish in each category/age division wins and prizes will be awarded in each category/age division. Winners will be determined by length of fish in each category and age group.
Who: Ages 17 years and under. Age Divisions: 6 and under, 7-12 year old, 13-17 years old
When: July 1-14
Where: Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Lake Townsend
How Much: $10 registration fee. Register here.
Whose up for free Family Trivia Thursdays at 7 pm during the month of July? This is guaranteed to be a night of fun for the entire family, so get your team (family or friends) together, put on your baseball cap, and get ready to play via Zoom. Registration is not required.
Weekly Trivia Themes
July 2: Sports
July 9: Music
July 16: Disney Movies
July 23: Potporri (a mix of themes)
July 30: Animals
Join us for a Car Bingo, held in the parking lot of the Greensboro Sportsplex on July 6, 6:30-8:30 pm. Each car will get its own bingo card and the numbers will be broadcast through car radios.
Registration is required. Fee is $5 per car to participate and space is limited to allow for proper social distancing between vehicles.
NBA 2K20 Online Tournament
Our first esports tournament is this NBA2K Tournament for PlayStation or Xbox taking place from 4-8 pm July 21-24. It’s free to participate, but registration is required. Play at home on your personal gaming consoles – an ideal scenario while people are practicing social distancing and large gatherings like in-person sports tournaments aren’t being held.
There will be separate competitions for ages 7-11, 12-15, and 16 and older. The tournament will consist of 32 players in each age bracket. Prizes will be awarded for all winners.