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Cities Are Building More Accessible Playgrounds

July 30, 2018

In metro areas around the country, nonprofit organizations and city officials are rethinking what an accessible playground looks like and how parks can serve the ...

From Trails to Exhibits, Parks Aim to Increase Accessibility

The National Park Service is working to improve and increase accessibility for people with disabilities. A nationwide effort, launched in 2015 with federal grant money, ...

Can High-Profile Park Projects, Catalysts for Development, Play Nice With Neighboring Communities?

With more signature parks like NYC’s High Line and Chicago’s 606 in the pipeline across the U.S., park advocates, community groups, and local leaders continue ...

Rural Living Keeps Your Brain Sharp As You Age

A recent analysis from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that a more active lifestyle, as well as less pollution, noise and stress may ...

Health Care Providers Lead Walks Across BC on Parks Day

As part of the celebration of BC Parks Day on July 21st, healthcare providers in British Columbia will be leading walks in 100 parks across ...

Canadian Neighborhood Declares ‘War on Fun’ With Ban on Outdoor Play

Children living in a neighborhood in western Canada have been prohibited from activities such as chalk drawing, bike riding and hockey, after a bylaw was passed banning ...

Children Get Failing Grade for Physical Activity, Says Report

The Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth released by the non-profit organization ParticipAction indicates that only 35 percent of five to 17-year-olds and 62 ...

New Study Review Confirms Spending Time Outside is Good for Health

A new report reveals that exposure to green space reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high ...

Green Space May Reduce Risk of Schizophrenia

Living in proximity to green space may reduce the risk of schizophrenia, particularly during childhood. Using satellite images of green spaces in Denmark, a group ...

Study Cautions Agains Overcontrolling Parenting

A new University of Minnesota, Twin Cities study of more than 400 children finds that parents who exercise excessive control over their children from an early age ...

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