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, park, health, and community agencies around the Bay Area are building Park Prescription programs together.
Park Prescription programs (also called ParkRx in some areas) involve health or social service providers encouraging people to spend time in nature to improve their health and well-being. They can be as diverse as the communities for which they are designed and often include collaboration between park and public land agencies, healthcare providers, and community partners.
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.