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Promoting Physical Activity In Parks and Communities

Close-to-home recreation on neighborhood trails and greenways, and in National Parks, is vital for improving America's public health.
The National Park Service is ideally positioned to respond to this urgent need to increase Americans' level of physical activity.

Through its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, the National Park Service has launched a nationwide initiative to encourage healthful outdoor physical activity in National Parks and local communities to demonstrate practical approaches for public land managers and community leaders who want to encourage active lifestyles. RTCA has partnered with the YMCA of the USA and others to promote healthy communities.

Learn how we are revitalizing communities by promoting health or Contact Charlie Stockman, RTCA, at 202-354-6900 for more information.

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Challenge Cost Share Program | Federal Lands to Parks | Hydropower Relicensing Program
Land and Water Conservation Fund | National Center for Recreation and Conservation | National Trails System
Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers | Rivers and Trails Program | Urban Park and Recreation Recovery
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