ParkRx.org was created to promote lessons learned and promising practices within the growing movement of prescribing parks to improve human health.
You can use the following are resources to help you build your own Park Prescription program. If your agency is interested in having your resource featured, please tell us more via this Google Form.
Tools & Toolkits
- Park Prescription Program Toolkit: This interactive toolkit provides step-by-step guidance to agencies interested in starting their own programs in a variety of settings. (Institute at the Golden Gate)
- Park Rx America Resources: This site has a variety of park prescription resources for both health and park professionals. (ParkRx America)
- Health Care Provider Perspectives: This tool offers a doctor's perspective on how Park Prescription programs can serve as health interventions. (Dr. Robert Zarr)
- PLUM LANDING: Explore Outdoors Toolkit: This toolkit offers tips and activities to get children ages six-to-nine active outdoors through a blend of physical activity and outdoor science learning. (PBS Kids)
- Prescribing Parks for Better Health Success Stories: This report highlights five communities and the methods they used to create and implement Park Prescription programs. (National Recreation and Park Association)
- Park Prescription Profiles and Resources for Good Health from the Great Outdoors: This report profiles 12 programs created by medical, public health, and park agencies to increase physical activity and improve health. (Institute at the Golden Gate)
- A Historical and Critical Analysis of Park Prescriptions: This article describes the history of the Park Prescription movement and critically examines the current state of the movement. (J. Joy James, Richard W. Christiana & Rebecca A. Battista; Journal of Research Leisure)
- Creating and Strengthening Park Prescription Programs Webinar Series: These webinars explore various elements for successful Park Prescription programs. Topics include partnership, needs assessments, implementation, evaluation, and marketing. (Institute at the Golden Gate)
Additional promotional materials and resources can be found in the Park Prescription Program Toolkit.