Park Prescription programs are designed to strengthen the connection between healthcare, parks, and public lands to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and communities.
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In addition to creating specialized park programs together, the collaborative members of Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area also build Park Prescription programs together.
Park Prescription programs (also called ParkRx in some areas) are designed to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and communities. They are designed collaboratively among land agencies, health care providers, and community partners to encourage people to use parks, trails, and open space for wellness. As versatile tools, Park Prescriptions can be offered in a multitude of settings, including clinical, public health, and community settings. Through the Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area collaborative, the region is a rich laboratory of activity for Park Prescription program development. This website resource provides lessons learned from these Bay Area programs.
To help you develop a Park Prescription program that fits within your work, click on the tiles below for technical assistance and program resources in different settings.
Promotional resources for Park Prescription programs
Whether it's day two or year two, many Park Prescription programs and organizers could use help promoting the health benefits of parks and their programmatic efforts in the community. Browse the resources below to support your program and outreach.
This resource was created by the Institute at the Golden Gate and made possible through generous support from Kaiser Permanente.
If you have any questions or comments about this toolkit, please contact us.