Since 1985, the United States has celebrated July as the nation's official Park and Recreation Month. The idea for this month was developed by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).
For more information, visit http://www.nrpa.org
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The parks are open but have policies regarding masks or limited services; check the individual park's website for awareness.
Here is the list of national parks and national historic places in Alabama:
Russell Cave National Monument
For more information, please visit the National Park Service site's results for Alabama and a map. Both sites have a "By the Numbers" including number of visitors, landmarks (as well as links to information about the landmarks), and projects.
Here is the list of state parks in Alabama (numbers correspond to those on the map below):
For more information, visit Alabama State Parks
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These are a few of the books and e-books related to recreation and parks accessible to LWLC patrons
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One video produced by Outdoor Alabama in conjunction with Alabama State Parks describes the spring foliage in three Alabama state parks. Outdoor Alabama has other youtube videos describing individual parks.