In honor of July being National Park and Recreation Month, Richardson’s Parks and Recreation Department is posting fun facts about parks on Facebook and highlighting features of Richardson’s many parks and trails. (Did you know that evidence not only shows that parks are cooler than their surrounding cities, but that they contribute to overall urban cooling? Do you know the location of Richardson’s newest park, that features a paved loop trail?) The posts are a great source of ideas of places to get outside and explore.

If you enjoy a Richardson park or trail this month, post a photo of your adventure on social media and use the hashtags #RichardsonTxOutdoors and #WeAreParksAndRec.