Celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by visiting Orange County’s only National Natural Landmark. On Saturday, July 12, OC Parks will host a special Wilderness Access Day in Black Star Canyon to help promote Park and Recreation Month and encourage more people to connect to nature and the outdoors.
A recent nationwide survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) found that three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis. Of those who do spend daily time outside, almost half – 47 percent – spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air.
In addition to the Wilderness Access Day in Black Star Canyon, there are nearly 150 more July activities listed at www.LetsGoOutside.org/Activities, providing everyone with opportunities to get outside. Pre-registration is required for most activities, and can be done online. Activities vary in difficulty and age requirements, so check the activity details before registering.