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 and Park Association are celebrating WE ARE PARKS AND REC.  We will be highlighting our park and recreation professionals and showcasing the diversity of staff and their selfless work.  NRPA encourages everyone to join in supporting parks and recreation by sharing something new they’ve discovered with the hashtag #WeAreParksandRec.  For more information about National Recreation and Park July activities, go to

In Valley City ND, join us in celebrating Park and Recreation month by attending one of our many activities for all ages and abilities.  Click on our July Calendar of Events for event listings to include:

  • Music in the Park at City Park,
  • Medicine Wheel Hike,
  • Movie in the Park at City Park Bandshell,
  • Aqua workout at Outdoor Pool,
  • Church in the park at City Park
  • Glide Board Class at Wellness Center,
  • Golf at Bjornson Public Golf Course,
  • City Softball Matches at Tharaldson Softball Field,
  • On the Move at Jefferson loop

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 in helping to put these events on.  This could not have been possible without donations from:
RE/MAX Lawn Realty, and Bridge City Dentistry.
Also deserving a HUGE thank you is, YOU, our Community Members in supporting Valley City Parks and Recreation

“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.