Register your Park Rx Day Event Here

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
 
Where:  Parks across the country with greenspace and/or open space. For example, national park units, state parks, regional parks, county and city parks as well as other federal lands (national forests, national grasslands, recreation areas, national wildlife refuges, agricultural areas, state forests and nurseries, 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 21-29, 2018).  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; 
  • Community-focused events with a variety of games and activities for all ages and abilities;
  • Active recreation activities in parks where permitted (zumba, bike rides, chit chat runs, hikes, soccer game, basketball match, frisbee, volleyball, etc.);
  • Activities to promote relaxation, and mental health and well-being (yoga, tai chi, meditation);
  • Offer health screenings;
  • 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

 


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* 1. As your event lead, please provide your name and contact information to register for National Park Rx Day on Sunday, April 29th, 2018.

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* 2. 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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* 3. What day is your event?

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

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

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

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* 7. Are partner organizations (i.e. health providers, NGOs, land agencies, etc.) involved? If so, please add names to the comment section.

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* 8. What support do you need?

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* 9. Do you have an existing ParkRx program?

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* 10. How did you hear about National ParkRx Day and Park Prescriptions (Park Rx)?

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