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Happy Memorial Day!

Posted By Diquan Edmonds, North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, Monday, May 29, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you are finding time to relax and enjoy the long weekend. Memorial Day is the unofficial start to Summer and for parks and recreation professionals - it is often the last break before the grind of summer programming begins. This wellness blog will give you 10 fun (and healthy) recipes and activities to try this Memorial Day or summer.

  1. Ramen Slaw - This recipe for coleslaw that makes for a great light cookout side dish

  2. Take a kayaking trip. Our friends at BCBSNC put together a list of five great kayaking locations in North Carolina.

  3. Turkey Burgers - I love making these turkey burgers whenever I am craving a burger

  4. Check out a new trail or park! I often use this site to find fun hikes to go on.

  5. Replace hot dogs with chicken sausage for a healthier alternative! Be sure to check the nutrition facts first!

  6. Get out on the (Disc) Golf Course! This site has a listing of courses in the State.

  7. Banana Ice Cream -  This one ingredient Banana “Ice Cream” is a super easy frozen treat

  8. Check out the late blooming spring wildflowers!

  9. Grilled Corn on the Cob - An old classic - one of my favorite cookout foods

  10. Memorial day is typically the opening of outdoor pool season. If you’re jumping in the pool, be sure to follow these safe water practices.

I hope that you have a relaxing holiday! If you try any of these tips out - I’d love to know about it. Email me at

Until next time,


Tags:  NCRPA Wellness 

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