2023 ParkScore® Report: The Power of Parks to Promote Health
We have evidence that parks are really good for individual and public well-being. Our new report examines the data and offers 14 recommendations for cities that want to address emerging health crises.
For more than a decade, we’ve conducted an annual survey of America’s local park systems. Every year, our research probes a little deeper and a little wider, and the impact of the ParkScore® index reaches further. The insights we gather now can help shape green spaces—and entire cities—of the future.
By thoughtfully preserving sites and spaces that hold meaning, we elevate the stories of Black Americans to their rightful place.
People flock to Montana for its natural beauty and wide-open spaces. What they might not realize is how at-risk those seemingly epic wild spaces are—and that they have the power to help.
Read New Yorkers’ reflections on how they coped during a global pandemic. Learn about local communities that advocated for park conservation with Washington lawmakers, and get inspired by a Vermont teacher who led the charge for a community forrest.
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