Whereas, Our parks and recreation are important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the health of all citizens, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and region; and
Whereas, Parks and recreation programs build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and also improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens; and
Whereas, Parks and recreation programs increase a community’s economic prosperity through increased property values, expansion of the local tax base, increased tourism, the attraction and retention of businesses and crime reduction; and
Whereas, Parks and natural recreation areas improve water quality, protect groundwater, improve the quality of the air we breathe, and ensure the ecological beauty of our community and provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature and recreate outdoors.
Now, Therefore, I, Tom Reid, By The Power Vested In Me As The Mayor Of The City Of Pearland, Texas, Do Hereby Proclaim The Month of July, 2017 As
NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH
In Pearland and I ask all citizens both near and far to join with me in recognizing and commending the Pearland Parks and Recreation Department for the outstanding job they are doing in building and managing our park and recreation resources and for the benefits they provide for our citizens.
Given Under My Hand And Seal Of Office This 26th Day Of June, 2017.