Celebrate ParkRx Day and Earth Day on April 22, 2023!
There’s a powerful connection between the health of people, parks, and the planet. Join in the celebration by taking simple steps to care for yourself, care for others, and care for the Earth.
Share your experience on social media with photos to show what a difference a day outside can make for your health, and the health of the planet using #YourParkStory #EarthDay #ParkRxDay #HealthyParksHealthyPeople
A dose of nature makes a difference
Learn about how visiting National Parks improves your health and wellness.
What is ParkRx Day?
ParkRx Day is a day for people to get out and celebrate the healing power of parks and the great outdoors and to show support for the growing ParkRx movement of healthcare providers referring patients to nature and parks for their health. The day is celebrated through a range of activities that can be self-led, ranger-led, community-led, and doctor-led to promote health and wellness benefits of parks.
Who can celebrate ParkRx Day?
Anyone and and everyone are welcome to celebrate. Come as you are to enjoy the health benefits of nature. The only requirement is that you connect with nature outside, to get your dose. Whether you have 10 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour or two to spare, you can fill your park prescription in your backyard, your neighborhood, or your favorite park.
ParkRx - a Healthy Parks Healthy People Promising Practice
The National Park Service's Healthy Parks Healthy People has identified ParkRx as a promising practice which means it is an evidence-based innovation identified for national expansion, research and continuous improvement in partnership with healthcare providers, clinicians, and supporting agencies and organizations.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
Healthy Parks Healthy People is the health promotion program of the National Park Service. Healthy Parks Healthy People provides an agency-wide vision and goals to advance the fact that all parks, urban and wildland, are cornerstones of people’s mental, physical, and spiritual health, social well-being, and sustainability of the planet.
Last updated: March 27, 2023