Park Prescriptions

"Park prescriptions" is a concept that links the healthcare system and public lands, such as local parks, to create healthier people. NRPA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Institute at the Golden Gate in California, to convene leaders from across the country to elevate the concept of park prescriptions to a best practice in preventive health. The goal of this effort is to create a national agenda for implementing park prescriptions more widely by further understanding and defining "park prescriptions," identifying successful models from across the country, and developing standardized measurement and data collection methods that define effectiveness of these programs.

Find out how five local park and recreation agencies implemented "Park Prescriptions" programs in Prescribing Parks for Better Health: Success Stories.

To learn more about other  communities who have successfully implemented a park prescriptions program listen to NRPA's archived webinar:

For more information please contact Zarnaaz Bashir.