Celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day with NRPA on June 8!

Released April 2024! Celebrated the second Saturday in June, NRPA's Family Health & Fitness Day campaign is a celebration of the essential role local parks and recreation plays in keeping individuals, families and communities healthy and active. This online learning event will describe the importance of Family Health & Fitness Day, including how this day promotes the lifelong health and well-being benefits parks provide. This webinar will also share best practices and tips around elevating the recognition of this celebration in local communities, as shared through the lens of NRPA's Marketing Specialist, Christina High. Lastly, this online learning event will share "from the field experience" from Sacramento County Regional Parks, which will share fun and creative ways park and recreation agencies can celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day in their communities. 

Learning Objectives:

1. The learners will be able o describe the essential role park and recreation professionals play in keeping communities healthy and active. 

2. Attendees will be able to plan, promote and implement programs and events in celebration of Family Health & Fitness Day in their own communities on June 8. 

3. Participants will be able to reference the Family Health & Fitness Day Outreach Toolkit for further information on planning, promoting and measuring the impact of Family Health & Fitness Day events. 


Cina Makres (she/her/hers)

Program Specialist

National Recreation and Park Association

Cina Makres (she/her) is a Program Specialist with the National Recreation and Park Association. Currently, Cina supports NRPA grantees and provides technical assistance within the organization's youth mentoring and nutrition security portfolios. Cina also manages NRPA's Family Health & Fitness Day campaign efforts to ensure that park and recreation professionals have the tools and resources needed to promote healthy living in their local communities.

Prior to joining NRPA, Cina completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Maryland. Cina has previous experience working with maternal health, global health, and physical activity and nutrition.

Christina High (she/her/hers)

Marketing Specialist

National Recreation and Park Association

Christina High is NRPA’s marketing specialist, overseeing NRPA’s social media channels. Additionally, Christina is co-host of the Open Space Radio podcast. Through her role, she is responsible for creating content, storytelling, managing campaigns, and using tools to optimize marketing strategies across platforms. Christina is a passionate advocate for equitable outdoor access and nature connectedness. This drives her creativity and allows for quality, engaging storytelling.

Liz Bellas (she/her/hers)


Sacramento County Regional Parks

Liz Bellas has been a parks professional for over 29 years.  She was appointed as Director of Sacramento County Regional Parks in January 2019, but has served many roles within the Department, including recreation operations, master planning, budget and fiscal officer, and park management.  

She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration and a minor in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

She has been married to Cliff Bellas for 24 years, and they have three adult children. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, and trail riding.  She is passionate about fulfilling the mission of Sacramento County Regional Parks: enhancing the health, enjoyment and quality of life in the region by acquiring, managing, and protecting park and open space lands; educating the public on the uses and values of leisure time activities, and the cultural and natural history of the County; growing and linking a system of regional parks, trails and open space in Sacramento and neighboring counties; providing a broad range of recreational activities for the community’s diverse populations; and providing stewardship and protection of Sacramento County’s regional park system through partnerships, planning and community involvement.

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Celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day with NRPA on June 8!
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