PRINTER'S NO. 869
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
148
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY KILLION, SCHWANK, FONTANA, DINNIMAN, FARNESE,
LEACH, J. WARD, HUGHES, MARTIN, MUTH, TARTAGLIONE, COLLETT,
BREWSTER, BLAKE AND BROWNE, JUNE 4, 2019
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, JUNE 4, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing and celebrating July 19, 2019, as "Pennsylvania Park
and Recreation Professionals Day" in this Commonwealth.
WHEREAS, This Commonwealth is home to 121 State parks, more
than 6,000 local parks, various Federal parks and recreation
facilities and numerous playgrounds, pools, beaches, campsites,
marinas, picnic areas, athletic fields, skate parks, dog parks,
festival venues, gardens, visitor centers, historic and cultural
attractions and many other recreational facilities and
amenities; and
WHEREAS, The value and relative importance that
Pennsylvanians place on State parks is demonstrated by the fact
that while Pennsylvania is the 33rd largest state, only Alaska
and California have more state park land; and
WHEREAS, United States Census Bureau data confirms that there
are nearly 8,000 full-time and part-time park and recreation
employees working in this Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, Park and recreation professionals, complemented by
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thousands of volunteers who serve on boards, committees and
trail, friend and neighborhood groups, contribute significantly
to the health, well-being and quality of life of Pennsylvanians
of all ages and to the economic vitality of our communities; and
WHEREAS, Park and recreation professionals bring life-
enriching services to residents of all ages and abilities, work
to keep facilities clean, safe and ready to use, strengthen
community cohesion and resiliency, connect people with nature
and each other, develop and manage a wide range of public
programming and provide and promote opportunities for healthy
living, social equity and environmental sustainability;
therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize and celebrate July 19,
2019, as "Pennsylvania Park and Recreation Professionals Day" in
Pennsylvania and extend thanks and gratitude to park and
recreation professionals and the essential services that they
provide to our residents and communities.
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