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Hop A Park Day – July 1, 2023

Hop A Park Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of July, and this year the day will be celebrated on July 3. It is a day to explore the parks in your area and reconnect with your neighbors and the community. Not only do you get to spend time outdoors, but it is also a great way to detox from all forms of technology. We spend a lot of time online and not much being outdoors. The day celebrates the simple joys of life like a leisurely stroll, a breath of fresh air, and being completely relaxed.

History of Hop A Park Day

Hop A Park Day encourages people to visit and relax in the parks in their neighborhood. A lot of the bigger parks host sporting events and cookouts. Parks have always been a place of relaxation and serenity that offer us relief from the rush of our daily lives. While trees and grassy areas are common to all parks, some of them may also house artifacts, buildings, playgrounds, fountains, and monuments. Some parks also have a designated space for sports like basketball and football. It is also not uncommon to find parks with trails for biking, walking, and other activities. Parks with water bodies may also have facilities for rowing and swimming. Apart from relaxing, they are a great place to get some exercise. Urban parks also have benches and picnic tables for families to enjoy a day out. There really is no way to get bored at a park!

Parks have been integral to urban planning for decades. In the old days, they were made for domestic pleasure and for exercise, hunting, practicing the fine arts, and celebrating grand events. Architects would often let their imagination go wild and pay tribute to role models and leaders through elaborate park designs. With time, parks have become public spaces designed minimally for relaxation and enjoyment. Today the most adornments that you will see in a park are benches, gazebos, and the occasional statue of a famous personality!

Hop A Park Day timeline

The Middle Ages
Parks for Hunting

Parks are built in England to hunt deers.

1634
The Boston Commons

One of the most famous urban parks, the Boston Commons, is built.

1872
Yellowstone National Park

The first American public park, Yellowstone National Park, is built solely for recreational purposes.

1974
Northeast Greenland National Park

The world’s biggest national park, Northeast Greenland National Park, is established in Greenland.

Hop A Park Day FAQs

When is Hop A Park Day celebrated?

Hop A Park Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of every July. 

When will Hop A Park Day be celebrated in 2021?

In 2021, Hop A Park Day will be celebrated on July 3. 

Is Yellowstone National Park open to tourists?

Yes, tourists can visit Yellowstone National Park on Hop A Park Day, or any other day of the year.

How to celebrate Hop A Park Day

  1. Visit a park

    The most obvious way to celebrate Hop A Park Day is to visit your favorite park. Embrace the greenery and don’t forget to relax!

  2. Enjoy a picnic

    Why not make a day out of Hop A Park Day? Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a delicious meal under the cool shade of the trees.

  3. Take a tech detox

    Don’t forget to leave your gadgets in your pocket or even at home. Try to take time out from your phone and laptop, and enjoy a day in complete harmony with Mother Nature.

5 Fun Facts About Exercising That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Even a small amount helps

    Getting as few as 10 minutes of exercise every day can improve your health and increase your lifespan.

  2. It improves mental health

    Exercising releases dopamine, the hormone that helps us experience happiness.

  3. Walking is a good exercise

    We use nearly 200 muscles to take a single step forward.

  4. We walk an impressive amount

    On average, people walk about 7,500 steps every day when commuting to work and back, and running daily errands.

  5. Exercising improves memory

    Studies show that aerobic training leads to better memory.

Why We Love Hop A Park Day

  1. It’s a day to relax

    It’s the perfect day to unwind and take it slow. Hop A Park Day also encourages us to take time off for ourselves.

  2. It celebrates public spaces

    With the increasing busyness of our daily lives, we tend to forget how public spaces often bring us together. This is a day to cherish not only parks but every public space that helps us unwind.

  3. It builds communities

    Parks are often the centerpieces of many neighborhoods. It’s a great place for children and the elderly to come together and spend time as they please.

Hop A Park Day dates

YearDateDay
2022July 2Saturday
2023July 1Saturday
2024July 6Saturday
2025July 5Saturday
2026July 4Saturday
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