Healthy Meals Served in CommunitiesIt’s one thing to have the facts on our side. But often elected and appointed officials want to know whether there are real-life stories where investments in parks are having measurable impacts on a community’s health and well-being. Browse success stories below from your colleagues across the nation that chronicle game-changing initiatives, programs and partnerships showing how recreation and park departments can be drivers of improved public health. The stories are selections from our library of park success stories that touch on the many ways local agencies help improve the communities where we live, work and play.



Parks and chronic disease management

Parks and improved quality of life and mental health

Park programming and increased health benefits

Parks and healthy kids

Active transportation, parks and public health

News Stories

6.4.20Top Story

Minneapolis parks halt relationship with city police

6.4.20Around the Country

Ore. state parks face pandemic-related shortfall

6.4.20Around the Country

Tennis courts, other amenities are reopening