Parks and Recreation July Newsletter

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Independence Day Reminder

Unfortunately, in order to maintain the safety of our community and encourage social distancing, we will not be having a fireworks show this year. Thank you for understanding.



Fishing Derby 2020

Spend Independence Day fishing with us at the NE Lions Park! No license or registration necessary, just bring the kids and start casting! The Derby is from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., but feel free to fish the whole day! The OK Wildlife Department will be on-site to help any anglers. Children can catch up to 2 catfish and 10 bluegills, must be supervised.



We are Parks and Recreation Month 2020

It’s July, and that means it's Parks & Recreation Month! We will be celebrating our favorite month by highlighting all the great things about Norman’s parks and the people who work hard to make sure it stays beautiful! #WeAreParksAndRec

Want to get outside and still practice safe physical distancing during Parks & Recreation Month? Our staff at Norman Parks & Rec is working hard to ensure a safe experience for everyone! #WeAreParksAndRec

If you’re planning on visiting one of our 55 neighborhood and community parks today, snap a photo and use #LoveMyParks and share it on social media! Make sure to continue to use social distancing while enjoying our recreational areas!

Happy Parks & Recreation Month! Did You Know? The City of Norman Parks & Recreation Department facilitates ​64​ neighborhood and community parks, 5 recreation centers, a golf course and driving range, 2 disc golf courses, a water park, and 30+ ​tennis ​and pickleball courts? ​#WeAreParksAndRec



Park Scavenger Hunt 2020

Grab your friends and family and celebrate Parks & Rec Month with our city-wide scavenger hunt! Using the app GooseChase, your team will complete fun missions located at various parks around Norman!


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Westwood Family Aquatic Center Full Logo

We have some updates for the Westwood Family Aquatic Center for July:

On July 4, there will be no classes or activities in the morning, and the park hours will be 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. There will also be no break to clean on this day.
Capacity for the pool will be 75% occupancy for the rest of the season.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



City Forester Tim Vermillion demonstrates the proper way to plant a tree. This is the first episode in a series of videos to come from The City of Norman Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry.




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