Parks do more than provide a beautiful place for us to go, they help to keep us nourished. The four main benefits of parks on humans are:
- Healthy Minds- Parks provide our minds with tranquility and reduces stress.
- Healthy Bodies- Parks encourage us to stay active, and as the obesity rate in America continues to rise, this is especially important.
- Healthy Children- Parks give children a place to play, which in turn allows children to concentrate more, increase coordination and skills, and helps them deal with adversity through stress reduction.
- Healthy Communities- Parks bring together people who may have not met otherwise. They provide fun and easy ways to get to know those around you.
For more information on the health benefits of nature, check out this study done by Robert Ulrich.