County debuts Instagram account, asks users to share their #parkheart

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July 9, 2014  


Where’s the love?  
County debuts Instagram account,
asks users to share their #parkheart


County campers shared about their #parkheart after Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn J. Mason read a proclamation for July as Parks and Recreation Month during Tuesday’s commission meeting in Venice. 
SARASOTA COUNTY – July is National Parks and Recreation month, and Sarasota County Parks and Recreation is celebrating by launching its own Instagram account this week.


During Sarasota County Commission meeting Tuesday in Venice, Commissioner Carolyn J. Mason read the formal proclamation announcing the month-long campaign while surrounded by Parks and Recreation campers from the Laurel Park summer camp. 

“Photos speak volumes, and we want to hear from our community about their experiences at county Parks and Recreation locations,” said Nicole Turner, in Parks and Recreation administration. “Instagram adds another way for us to connect with our community and promotes our goals in customer service and promoting quality of life. So, we’re asking everyone to get out this month and every month, and show your local parks some love.”


Community members are invited to share their pictures while visiting one of the more than 150 parks across the county. Parks visitors can share their memories with the county by using #parkheart or including “scgovparks” when posting to their Instagram accounts.
“The Parks and Recreation Instagram is meant to inform and inspire and we look forward to seeing our local parks from the community’s viewpoint,” said Turner. “Sarasota County loves its parks, and we want to see these special places through the eyes of the public. Parks and recreational activities bring people together, so sharing our community’s love of parks with one another just makes sense.”


In addition to launching the new social media platform, the Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating the month with special activities throughout their youth summer camps.


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