Park and Recreation Month 2023: Where Community Grows
Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks.
This year’s theme — “Where Community Grows” — celebrates the vital role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.
This July, Perkasie Borough’s Park and Recreation department is celebrating this theme all month long by providing many opportunities for our community to come together through programs and events in our park system.
Details for all Calendar Events Below
FREE Park Pop Up Events
Surprise Princess in the park! – Thursday, 7/6 at 10am – Menlo Park
Drop by Menlo Park for a surprise princess visit, play on the playground, and very easy coloring/crafts for all ages.
Touch a Truck! – Thursday, 7/13 at 10am – Menlo Park
Drop by Menlo Park for a chance to get up close with all your favorite trucks and cars such as a firetruck, police car, and dump truck!
Family Friendly YOGA presented by Shine Yoga! – Thursday, 7/20 at 10am – Lenape Park
Join Shine Yoga for a family friendly Yoga class out on the lawn at our beautiful Perkasie Amphitheatre. Come out and stretch, move and get centered. Everyone is Welcome! Bring a towel for under your mat, water, bug spray, dress in layers, and bring your spirit!
Games, Games, GAMES! – Thursday, 7/27 at 10am – Kulp Park
Drop by Kulp park to play some of our favorite lawn games such as jenga, connect four, and more!
FREE Summer Concert Series continues all July
Wednesday July 5th: Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers: Local favorites bring classic Rock, Country, Trop Rock, Blues and Motown hits in an energetic, versatile, and entertaining show.
Wednesday July 12th: River of Dreams: A faithful recreation of the music of Billy Joel. This concert is presented by QNB Bank.
Friday July 14th: Hatter: Blending influences from rock and roll, blues, alternative, and pop rock in a lively rock n roll concert experience.
Wednesday July19th: Ferdinand the Bull: An indie-folk collective rooted in big hooks, carefully crafted songwriting, and a dynamic stage show.
Wednesday July 26th: Elle and The John doe Band: Rhythm & Blues meets pop with a dash of sparkle.
All concerts begin at 7:00pm and end at around 9:00pm and take place at Perkasie’s Amphitheater in Lenape Park.
FREE Movie in the Park
Friday, 7/21 – sponsored by Perkasie Rotary. Bring your chairs and blankets and set up at the Amphitheater in Lenape Park to celebrate Christmas in July with Parks and Recreation and the Perkasie Rotary and watch Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Movie starts approximately around 8:30pm (dusk and weather permitting). Support Park and Recreation by donating your unused but whole board games, cards, craft supplies to use for future programming and receive a free popcorn courtesy of the Perkasie Rotary.
FREE Bucks County Library Events at Menlo Park every Wednesday at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, July 5th – Da Vinci Science Center’s Grossology
Discover the science behind some of the grossest things that can happen in the human body. In this live, hands-on show, young biologists will learn the insides and outs of eating, digesting, and excreting.
Wednesday, July 12th – Eyes of the Wild
Join us for an interactive and educational live animal presentation! See amazing animals up close while learning about them from knowledgeable wildlife educators.
Wednesday, July 19th – Strongman Eric Moss
What happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? Find out when world record holder and modern-day performing strongman, Eric Moss, puts his strength to the test against steel, chains, and more. You have to see this show to believe it!
Wednesday, July 26th – NJ Snake Man
Back by popular demand! Meet live snakes and other reptiles in this interactive event.
All Bucks County Library Events are free, no registration required but space is limited under the pavilions. Programs run from 3:30-4:15pm. These events are organized and run by BC Perkasie library. For a full list of library events visit https://calendar.buckslib.org/calendar?cid=3891&t=m&d=0000-00-00&cal=3891&cm=2286&inc=0
Other Programs & Menlo Pool Programs and Events
Zumba in the Park
Mondays from 6p-7pm at Menlo Park Pavilion – $7
Must pre-register at https://perkasiepa.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29962
Mondays from 7p-7:45pm at Menlo Pool – $1 Members, $10 Non-Members
Must pre-register at https://perkasiepa.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29979
Poolside, Sunrise, Yoga
Instructed by Shine Yoga every Tuesdays from 6:45a-7:45am at Menlo Pool – $1 Members, $10 Non-Members
Must pre-register at https://perkasiepa.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29978
DJ Day at the Pool
Tuesday, 7/11 from 1-4pm at Menlo Pool
Free for Members, regular day prices for non-members
Pool closed at 4pm for a PAC Swimming and Diving Meet
Tuesday, 7/18 from 6:30-8:00pm at Perkasie Borough Hall
FREE but please register at https://perkasiepa.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29994