Benefits of Parks & Recreation
Did you know?
Robust parks and recreation systems have wide-ranging impacts including:
Increased residential and commercial property values for those near parks
Improved quality of life that encourages business location and ensures higher employee retention
Reduced air and water pollution
Storm water management
Conservation and protection of native species
Parks encourage exercise
Exercise prevents diseases
Exercise improves mental health and mood
Contact with nature promotes physical and psychological health improvements
Increased livability in neighborhoods with parks and recreation opportunities
Strong link to reduced crime and juvenile delinquency rates
Create a sense of community that crosses economic, social and cultural boundaries
Discover eight ways parks improve your health by watching this video from Trust for Public Lands!