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Grab your friends and family and participate in some free, fun activities all month long! Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month by completing a scavenger hunt, heading out to the parks, going to Windmill City Fest, and more!

What is National Park & Recreation Month?

National Park & Recreation Month is a national initiative started by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to promote the building of strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through parks and recreational activities. The initiative is also used to promote the importance of parks and recreation in health, wellness, conservation and social equity. This year, the NRPA's message is to highlight how parks and recreation develop a sense of belonging in communities. To learn more about the NRPA or National Park & Recreation Month, follow the link below to their website.

National Park & Recreation Month Activities

Bruce is on the loose! Help us find the wayward spruce!

Starting June 28th, follow the clues left in six of Batavia's parks to find Bruce and spell out his favorite word!

The first two clues will be posted at the Civic Center, Eastside Community Center, and on social media on June 28th.

Two clues will be posted each week and if both clues are solved and both letters are found from each week, stop by the Civic Center and Eastside Community Center to claim a special sticker. Different stickers will be available each week, so be sure to collect them all!

Printable letter card sheet

Clue #1

Clue #2

Clue #3

Clue #4

Clue #5

Clue #6

Come see Bruce on Tuesday, July 9th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Engstrom Park!

Bruce will be handing out free popsicles and stickers and posing for pictures. Fun yard games will also be available to play.

Unplug Illinois is a campaign created by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association that encourages people to unplug from their electronic devices and plug into play, creativity, friendship, adventure and family.

This year, Unplug Illinois Day is Saturday, July 13th. We're encouraging all of Batavia to step away from their screens, and get outside! We'll be highlighting our favorite parks to go to and we hope to see you at Windmill City Fest!

To further the awareness of Unplug Illinois Day, use the hashtag #bataviaunplugged and post a picture of you, your family, or friends doing a favorite outdoor activity around Batavia. Post a picture with the hashtag by noon on Thursday, July 18th for a chance to be entered into a drawing to win an amazing prize!

To learn more about Unplug Illinois Day, click the link below.

Unplug Illinois

Celebrate with us at one of Batavia's biggest community events of the summer! Windmill City Festival is back July 12th - 14th at the Batavia Riverwalk. Grab your family and friends and enjoy some tasty food, live music, carnival games, and more at this free admission event!

This is a great way to unplug and soak up the outdoors! For a list of the weekend's activites and to learn more about Windmill City Fest, click the link below.

Windmill City Fest

Spend the evening at Hall Quarry Beach on Friday, July 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission is free during this time.

Watch out for a Bruce sighting as he'll be making his first beach appearance!