Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, City of Yuma Parks and Recreation is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature. The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation department is celebrating by hosting a month-long photo contest, asking people to “Show us how you get your #PlayOnYuma.” Residents are encouraged to share their photos and stories of all the different ways they get their play on; whether it's swimming laps at the Valley Aquatic Center, shooting a round of golf at Desert Hills Golf Course, or heading out for a day of fun at one of our local parks and recreation facilities, programs and events! Entries can be submitted between July 1 and July 31 using the hashtag #PlayOnYuma on Facebook and Twitter or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find us on Facebook by searching 'City of &Yuma Parks & Recreation'! Prizes will be awarded to our top 3 participants, and all of the winning entries will be showcased in the City Hall corridor leading to the Parks and Recreation counter. A full list of prizes will be posted soon, and don't forget to download the Park and Recreation Month event calendar. So head on out, have some fun, and SHOW US HOW YOU GET YOUR #PLAYONYUMA!