The Health Benefits of Parks

Intended for park advocates and professionals, The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy makes a powerful case for the ways that parks support and promote healthy lifestyles, particularly in cities. The booklet demonstrates that parks are a wise community investment. Topics include:

  • Parks, greenways, and trails enable and encourage people to exercise.
  • Exposure to nature improves psychological and social health.
  • Play is critical for child development.
  • Parks help build healthy, stable communities.