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National Park Rx Day at El Pueblo Neighborhood Park
April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
COME ON OUT, MOVE YOUR BODY, AND ENJOY THE OUTDOORS!
National ParkRx Day is a national celebration promoting the growing movement of prescribing parks and nature to patients to improve human health.
The health benefits of nature go beyond just physical health. There are well-documented benefits of nature that improve mental health, spiritual health, and social health. Having both active and passive recreation opportunities in parks allow for people with different abilities and preferences to reap the health benefits of nature.
Active recreation includes any individual or group activity such as walking, hiking, running, biking, skateboarding, rock climbing, horseback riding, dancing,organized sports, and playground activities.These active recreation activities may improve physical and mental health of individuals.
Passive recreation includes more low impact activities such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, Pilates, stretching, reading, art (painting, photography, sketching, poetry, song, etc.) fishing, wildlife observation, stargazing, attending an outdoor music/performance/play, picnicking, etc. These passive recreation activities may improve mental/emotional and spiritual health of individuals.
The day will include a tree planting ceremony, park clean-up, a health walk and plenty of outdoor recreational activities for the whole family!
Contact Diego Martinez, Beyond Outreach Coordinator at (520) 304-4611 if you have any questions, would like to participate as a partner, or are wanting additional information on the event.