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Posted by Administrator at 12/05/2018

Love ParkHow parks and recreation contribute to everything important!In the spirit of bringing holistic thinking and collaborative services to solving people problems, this simple list depicts how park and recreation systems contribute to improving personal and community living. By no means is it comprehensive, so please add your suggestions to expand this view!Health & WellnessHealthcare Costs Healthcare Delivery Medical Recovery & Immune Benefits Connection to Nature for Human Health Alleviation of Stress, Depression & AD disorders Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles Physical, Mental, Emotional Therapy Mitigate Obesity and Chronic Diseases Youth & Family Development Nutrition, Healthy Food Production & Choices Preventative Treatment for Criminal & Risky Behaviors Prevention & Response for Opioids & Drug Abuse Improved Functioning of People with Special Needs Evidence-based Health Improvement Programs Tobacco Bans in Public SpacesEnvironmental SustainabilityWildlife Habitat Preservation Carbon Sequestration Water Quality & Supply Wetlands Protection & Riparian Buffers Biodiversity Energy Costs & Conservation Pollution Reduction Air Quality Connections to Nature Brownfields Restoration Climate Change Preservation & Conservation Heat Island Reduction Natural Resource Management Stormwater Management Conservation Best PracticesSocial EquityCommunity & Neighborhood Engagement Access to Economic and Socio-cultural Goods Diversity & Inclusion Cross-cultural Respect & Interaction Gentrification Children & Youth Services Child Nutrition & Food Distribution Equal Access to Parks & Recreation Services Underserved Populations Health Disparities Neighborhood Green Spaces Social Justice & Public Administration Workforce DevelopmentEconomic StimulationDestination Tourism Placemaking & Events Concessions & Vendors Connective Trails, Water Trails Recreational and Cultural Attractions Business Development & Attraction Employment & Workforce Development Recreation & Sports Equipment Sales Property Values Zoning & Enterprise Districts Outdoor Recreation Industry Growth of the Sharing EconomyInfrastructure & ResiliencyMultimodal transportation Urban Planning Traffic Mitigation Caretaking & Maintenance Gentrification Trail Access & Connectivity Stormwater Management Disaster & Emergency Preparedness “Clean, Safe & Ready-to-Use” Streetscapes Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Landscape Architectural Design Facilities & Resource Management Technologies & Work Automation Big Data & Anticipatory IntelligencePeople DevelopmentCommunity Leadership Teambuilding and Collaborations Personal Productivity & Creativity Student Achievement & Engagement Risk Resilience Creative Play Physical, Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development Experiential & Lifelong LearningCommunity LivabilitySafety & Crime Mitigation Placemaking Historical and Cultural Preservation Community Engagement Forums for Public Art, Entertainment & Expression Children & Youth Services Safeguard Park Visitors and Recreationists Public Spaces & Green Infrastructure Urban Blight Mitigation Connective Trails Public-Private Partnerships Business Development & Attraction Research, Public Education & AdvocacyRecreation & LeisureAquatics & Athletics Parks and Park Amenities Arenas and Event Venues Concessions and Supplies Healthy Competition Nature & Environmental Centers Hunting & Fishing Active & Passive Leisure Activities Cultural & Historical Interpretation Public Assets & Spaces Community Gardens & Special Use Spaces Integrated Services across Disciplines & Jurisdictions Positive Youth, Family & Adult Development Quality & Enrichment of Life