Since 1985, the United States has celebrated July as National Park & Recreation month.  A program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact the parks, recreation and conservation have on communities across the U.S.

This July, Valley City Park District and the National Recreation & Park Association are celebrating GAME ON.  Celebrate the fun and games that local parks and recreation offer with a variety of fun activities planned for residents of all ages and abilities.  NRPA also encourages everyone that support parks and recreation to share something new they’ve discovered with the hashtag #GameOnJuly.  For more information, go to or search Twitter and Instagram using #GameOnJuly

In Valley City ND, join us in celebrating Park & Recreation month by attending one of our many activities.  Click on our July Calendar of Events for event listings including:

  • Music in the Park at City Park,
  • Glide Board Class at Wellness Center,
  • Yoga in the Park at Pioneer Park,
  • Safety in the Park at Chautauqua Park,
  • Movie in the Park at City Park,
  • Golf at Bjornson Public Golf Course,
  • City Softball Matches at Tharaldson Softball Field,
  • Spikeball/Cornhole/Sand Volleyball matches at Chautauqua Park,
  • Kids On the Move at Chautauqua Park
  • On the Move at Hinschberger Park.

Join the VC Parks & Recreation staff and partners for youth and adult recreation sports, picnics, popcorn, yard games, painting, safety and water events.

Changes and updates can be located on the Valley City Parks and Recreation Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram pages.

Valley City Park District wants to thank our local sponsors helping to put these events on.  This could not have been possible without donations from:
Grotberg, Service Master, J & S Marketing and John Deere.
Also deserving a HUGE thank you to our Community Partners:
Backing the Badge, Barnes Co. Public Library, Fire Department, Police & Sheriff Departments, Ambulance Crew, Core of Engineers, On the Move, Girl Scouts and Church Youth Groups.

“Taking the time to build community, to get to know your people will have long-lasting benefits.”
-Clifton Taulbert

The mission of the Valley City Parks and Recreation District:
To promote broad based parks and recreation opportunities in order to improve the quality of life for the citizens of VC and its visitors in a cost-effective and financially responsible manner.
To increase and enhance the recreational opportunities for all ages, stages and abilities.
To increase public awareness as to the benefits of, and participation in Parks and Recreation.
To promote professionalism in the delivery of parks and recreation services.
To increase the understanding of the contribution made by parks and recreation to the economy and economic development.