Improving Mental Health With Parks and Recreation
Nearly all (93%) U.S. adults say that activities offered by park and recreation professionals and their agencies are beneficial to their mental health.
Top activities include:
- Socializing with family and friends
- Spending time in nature
Parents are among those most likely to agree that these activities benefit their mental health, with three in five indicating that socializing with family and friends and spending time in nature are especially beneficial.
Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research.
Visit nrpa.org/ParkPulse for more information.