Getting to know your community: Part 3—Recreation


Batavia playground

“The right of children to play, to sing and to dance; the right of youth to sportfor sport’s sake; the right of men and women to use leisure in the pursuit of happiness in their own way, are basic to our American heritage.” Harry Truman



Wikipedia sums it up pretty well: “Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The need to do something for recreation is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be ‘fun.’ ” Every family household, community organization and even businesses, try to incorporate “fun,” or recreation, somewhere into their routine. Recreation is so important to the community that there is an organization whose sole purpose is to provide, foster and promote recreation: the Batavia Park District.



Read how the Batavia Park District has been enriching lives since 1969.









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