Parks and the Pandemic: Report

Parks and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that close-to-home parks are crucial to a community’s quality of life. During this crisis, people have turned to their parks like never before—for fresh air, exercise, meditation, solace, and a much-needed break from the stresses of a quickly changing world.

Research shows that parkland is, indeed, a potent force for our well-being. But with the twin crises of a devastating public health emergency and an economy in free fall, our parks and public land now face extraordinary pressures.

For an in-depth exploration of what lies in store for our parks—and the communities that rely on them for health and happiness—download “Parks and the pandemic,” a special report from The Trust for Public Land.