Register your Park Rx Day Event Here

This year's ParkRx Day is focused on engaging and thanking health care providers for bringing their patients outdoors for better health!

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
 
Where:  Parks and public lands across the country with greenspace and/or open space. For example, national parks, state parks, regional parks, county and city parks as well as other federal lands (national forests, national grasslands, recreation areas, national wildlife refuges, etc.).

Why:  To amplify the visibility of the nation-wide Park Rx movement in parks and communities across the nation and celebrate National Park Week (April 20-28, 2019).  Park Rx is a community health initiative to “prescribe” time in parks to prevent and treat chronic disease and promote wellness ──and create the next generation of park supporters, visitors, and advocates in the process.

How:  Create an event with activities to connect people to the health benefits of being in the great outdoors.

Here are a few simple ideas: 
  • Walks with doctors and patients to nearby parks on trails
  • Patient-centered events, with free transportation from health provider locations to parks
  • Offer health screenings
  • Community-focused events with a variety of games and activities for all ages and abilities
  • Active recreation activities in parks where permitted (zumba, bike riding, hiking, soccer, basketball, frisbee, volleyball, etc.)
  • Activities to promote relaxation, and mental health and well-being (yoga, tai chi, meditation)
  • Offer healthy food and beverage choices

Remember to invite local health providers, national public land managers, community and other nonprofits for your event.

For more information: Go to www.ParkRx.org

Need help funding your event?
Applications for the 2019 NEEF Health and the Natural Environment Grant are open until March 1st! To qualify for a mini-grant, you must have the US Forest Service and a health care provider as planning partners in your ParkRx Day event. Read the FAQ to see if your event is eligible.

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* 1. As your event lead, please provide your name and contact information to register for National ParkRx Day on Sunday, April 28 2019.

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* 2. If you are a National Park, please provide the name, email address, and phone number for your webpage manager and the person with access to your park's social media accounts.

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* 3. Please select ALL social media channels you intend to use to promote your event, and provide handles in the blank space provided.

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* 4. What day is your event?

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* 5. Where will your event take place? (Select all that apply)

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* 6. How many people do you expect to attend your event?

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* 7. Do you have an existing ParkRx program?

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* 8. What activities are you planning? (i.e. guided walks or hikes, yoga, pilates, exercise classes, biking, art therapy workshops, health screenings, etc.)

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* 9. What kinds of health practitioners are you engaging for ParkRx Day 2019 (i.e primary care physicians, pediatricians, physical therapists, art therapists, nurses, etc.)?

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* 10. Are any other health organization partners involved? If so, please select which type(s).

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