Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities

Family hikes in the woods

NPS Photo by Carmen Bubar

Get Out & Get Healthy in Olympic!
Healthy Park, Healthy Communities is an Olympic National Park initiative to promote the health and well-being of our local communities and help reconnect people with nature in a way that is beneficial to humans, as well as our surrounding ecosystem.

September 24, 2016 is National Public Lands Day and Healthy Park, Healthy People Day at Olympic. Park entrance fees will be waived and free activities will offered at locations throughout the park. Get all the details and the full schedule.

National parks are a natural 'fit' for improved health and enhanced quality of life. Whether it's engaging youth in exercise or connecting with nature, partnering with medical professionals, or bringing a park experience to those with disabilities, national parks and programs like America's Great Outdoors Initiative and Healthy Parks, Healthy People are inspiring the movement to get outside and get healthy on our public lands.
Park prescription pad

Park Prescription
Olympic's new Park Prescription program allows physicians to write prescriptions for a 'walk in the park' to patients needing the mental or physical benefits of outdoor recreation. A doctor-prescribed Olympic Prescription will allow people a seven-day entrance pass into Olympic National Park.

Bark Ranger card and badge

Bark Rangers
Well-behaved dogs are invited to bring their human companions and become official Olympic National Park Bark Rangers! Learn the rules of B.A.R.K., where and how to enjoy Olympic National Park with your pet and earn your Bark Ranger Badge!

Last updated: September 12, 2016

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