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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Chamblee Celebrates Parks and Rec Month


July is Parks and Recreation Month. Join the Chamblee Parks and Recreation Department as they celebrate the passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who provide services that are vital to a healthy Chamblee. A variety of activities are planned for residents and visitors, including:

  • 31 in 31 Challenge – (registration required) walk/run/jog 31 miles in 31 days. Keep track of your own mileage by taking a picture of your Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc., as well as logging your miles. The first 50 families to register will receive a Mad Italian gift card and once the challenge is completed, they will be entered to win a Mad Italian T-shirt. In addition, for bragging rights, the City of Chamblee will be competing against the Cities of Brookhaven and Dunwoody to see who has the most participants.
  • Whodunit Scavenger Hunt – July 1-July 31 – (registration required) - This scavenger hunt is full of puzzles, mazes and other challenges that are sure to test each registrant’s brain and takes them on a tour throughout the city. The average time of completion is three hours.
  • July 17th Movie Night at Keswick Park Soccer Field – (pre-registration required) – The movie is “Doolittle,” and the gates open at 8:00 p.m. The movie starts at 8:45 p.m.
  • Keswick Park Forest will be inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN) on July 25 at 10:00 a.m. Join us at the Keswick Park Trail Head (near soccer field) when OGFN staff present the City with official OGFN signage.

“Park and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA),” said Chamblee Parks and Recreation Director Jodie Gilfillan. “We invite you to learn more about our local parks and all of our recreation programs we offer in Chamblee. There is something for everyone. Even though most offerings are virtual right now, we hope you will celebrate with us as it will be great fun and may introduce you to something you’ve never experienced before!”

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation stories, as well as why their local park and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #WeAreParksAndRec.

NRPA also encourages people to get creative throughout the month by participating in the Thank a Park and Rec Pro contest. Tape a video thanking a park and recreation professional in Chamblee for the services they provide, and post it on social media using the hashtag #ThankAParkAndRecPro.

For further information on the City of Chamblee and our parks and rec programs, visit or 770-986-5010.

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