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City hosts photo contest for “Parks Make Life Better” month

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The city of South Lake Tahoe Community Services Department is hosting a photo contest this month in honor of “Parks Make Life Better” month, as recognized by the California Park & Recreation Society.

California’s Legislature recently approved a resolution officially declaring July as “Parks Make Life Better” month, according to a press release from the city. This measure recognizes the importance of access to local parks, trails, open space, and facilities for the health and development of all California residents. A research study sponsored by the CPRS shows that 98 percent of households visit a local park at least once a year, two in three households visit a park once per month, and 50 percent of households participate in an organized recreation program.

In recognition of the month of July celebrating “Parks Make Life Better,” the Community Services Department is inviting community members to participate in a “Parks Make Life Better” photo contest during the month of July. Photo submissions must include yourself, family or friends enjoying a recreation activity in South Lake Tahoe, such as Bijou Park, Regan Beach, Lakeview Commons, STAR Camp, youth or adult sport program or favorite recreation center class.

For more information, visit or call 530-542-6056.

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