*JRPM may look a little different this year due to COVID-19. While many of the benefits below still apply, some may not be the best thing to do at the time (such as organizing community events). Keep checking back for the latest information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for updates.
Recreation and parks have a long list of benefits to individuals, families, and communities. From improved physical wellbeing to helping to build stronger communities, there are an endless number of reasons to organize a physically active community event or take a trip to your local park. Below we’ve listed the five most important benefits of recreation and parks to you.
1. Enhance Mental and Physical Wellbeing – Recreation and parks help people of all ages maintain healthy weights, increase self-esteem and life satisfaction, and create opportunities for personal growth and development for all.