Parks Prescription is a program that promotes spending time in nature to improve health and prevent chronic diseases.
Parks Prescription is a coalition of partners in several Bay Area counties that include public land agencies, healthcare providers, and community partners that collaborate to encourage people to use parks, trails, and open space to improve individual and community health.
Can Going to Parks Really Improve Health?
Yes! In fact, studies show that as little as one hour twice a week in nature can improve health! Spending time in parks:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces stress
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves focus and brightens mood