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Posted on: September 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] September DYK


Did You Know?  

According to yoga benefits statistics, more than half of the US population practice yoga to reduce tension. Apart from that, 52% of them use yoga to get mentally and physically stronger, and 42% to feel happier. - finances online/yoga statistics 

Join LPR's Health & Wellness Division as we celebrate National Yoga Month this September! Yoga can provide your body many health benefits such as improved flexibility, balance, strength, and relaxation. Join us for one free class this month at the Liberty Community Center and see what yoga can do for you! Group Exercise Schedule »

Previous DYK for 2022:


  • In the spring of 2021, 2,794 children participated in Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) youth sports and a yearly total of 4,484!  – LPR By The Numbers


  • More than 874,000 Americans died of cardiovascular disease in 2019, according to the American Heart Association - Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics


  • In March and April 2020, national estimates of food insecurity more than tripled to 38%. - American Journal of Public Health


  • April is National Volunteer Month and the efforts of volunteers worldwide are equal to 109 million full-time workers.  - Bureau of Labor Statistics


  • The Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) Horticultural team maintains 127 garden beds and 11 containers, plus trimming and adding mulch around more than 100 trees throughout Liberty. They use at least 160 cubic yards of mulch each year. That’s 107,870 pounds, 54 tons or 2 tractor trailer trucks full! – LPR by the numbers


  •  Summer camps provide many benefits for kids including socializing, building friendships, limiting screen time, getting exercise, learning new things and making memories. –


  • 87 percent of people agree that parks and recreation is an important service provided by their local government. – NRPA 2021 Engagement Report


  • Physically active communities typically spend $20 or more on parks per resident and are more likely to support low-cost physical activity and sport experiences for kids -  

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