September 20, 2016 1:24 PMCategory: Health Equity

Park(ing) Day

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Park(ing) Day is a day for citizens, artists, and activists to collaborate and temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public spaces. Started in 2005 by the Rebar Group, Inc., this annual event has evolved from one space to a global movement. Although temporary, the hope is that Park(ing) Day inspires people to participate in the civic […]

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August 25, 2016 2:06 PMCategory: Physical Activity

The 4 Ways Urban Parks Bring Value to City Life

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This post was originally featured here on the APA blog. Urban parks are dynamic institutions that play a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of America’s cities and their residents. Since the mid-19th century, with the introduction of large-scale park landscapes in cities like New York, Boston, Louisville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., […]

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July 28, 2016 3:52 PMCategory: Physical Activity

No Playing Around: Parks Are Great For Health

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  July has been all about celebrating parks and spending time outdoors. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) knows that parks can improve health and wellness while strengthening community bonds. NRPA gives us National Park and Recreation Month as an opportunity to explore the built environment that surrounds us. Check out this storify developed […]

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June 30, 2016 1:25 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Get Ready for National Park and Recreation Month!

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Did you know that tomorrow, July 1st, is the first day of National Park and Recreation Month? APA is joining forces with partner organizations to celebrate the many health benefits of outdoor parks and recreation activities. National Park and Recreation Month highlights the important role local parks and recreation activities play in keeping our communities […]

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March 25, 2016 3:21 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Get Outside and Celebrate Spring!

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      It’s time to get ready for spring! Did you know that in 600 seconds, you can trigger the health benefits of being outdoors? According to recent research, spending ten minutes outdoors, two to three times a week, can reduce stress, increase focus, and improve energy levels. Spend this season exploring walkways, parks, […]

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August 4, 2015 6:40 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Healthy Happenings

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These posts are intended to share news related to public health and planning — and showcase collaborative projects happening across the nation. Many of these projects are looking at designing healthy places, which include active modes of transportation and increasing access to healthy foods. Stay tuned for more updates about the movement to build healthy, vibrant places […]

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