DOH Leon Celebrates National Family Health and Fitness Day

June 9, 2022

DOH Leon Celebrates Family Health & Fitness Day, Saturday, June 11

Tallahassee, Fla– The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH Leon) invites all Leon County residents to celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day on Saturday, June 11, 2022 and discover we are building a strong, healthy, and resilient community through the power of parks and recreation. Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Family Health & Fitness Day promotes the importance of local parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy. To celebrate, DOH Leon is renewing our commitment to staying active and encouraging all citizens to participate in activities that improve their well-being and lead to healthier lifestyles.

Community members can participate by doing the following:

  • Visit our local trails and greenways
  • Enroll in a fitness program
  • Have a healthy family picnic
  • Play outside wherever you are able

Park and recreation departments nationwide and here in Leon County offer year-round opportunities for families and individuals to stay active and healthy.

In fact, living close to parks and other recreation facilities is consistently related to higher physical activity levels for both adults and youth. To learn more about the health and wellness opportunities offered in Leon County and surrounding areas visit:

Celebrated the second Saturday in June each year, Family Health & Fitness Day is an opportunity for everyone to get out and discover all the health benefits provided by their local parks and recreation department. To learn more about Family Health & Fitness Day, visit: Family Health & Fitness Day, June 2022 | National Recreation and Park Association (

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Written by:

Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer