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NRPA PARK PULSE

Improving Mental Health With
Parks and Recreation

Nearly all (93%) U.S. adults say that activities offered
by park and recreation professionals and their agencies are
beneficial to their mental health.
Top activities include:
Socializing with
family and friends

Spending time
in nature

Exercising

Parents are among those most likely to agree that these activities benefit their
mental health, with three in five indicating that socializing with family and friends
and spending time in nature are especially beneficial.

Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation
issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from
the serious to the more lighthearted. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research
(www.wakefieldresearch.com).

Visit nrpa.org/ParkPulse for more information.


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