Physical health

Being in green spaces is associated with being more physically active, better blood sugar control. lower blood pressure, and a lower likelihood to suffer from cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and digestive diseases

Emotional health

Time outside is associated with better cognitive development in schoolchildren, improved mental well-being, decreased anxiety and negative thinking, lowered levels of depression and stress, and a lower likelihood to suffer from neurological diseases.


Park Prescriptions, created by Dr. Robert Zarr, MD, MPH, has been receiving national recognition for several years for their growing popularity and positive results for individuals of all ages with both physical and mental chronic conditions.

“If you’re stumped for a solution at work, stressed out or overwhelmed with a project or hit a wall, spending time with Mother Nature gives you a creativity surge or ah-ha moments for a workable problem.”

Bryan Robinson, Forbes (2019)

“Children with both attention problems, behavioral problems, and psychological problems seem to very much benefit from these experiences.”  [Dr. Atoosa Kourosh, a pediatrician and allergist in Seattle, WA]

Tom Banse, NW News Network (2019)

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