Did you know…The United States has over 6,600 park sites? That’s a lot of parks! Parks are a great place to spend time outdoors and participate in lots of fun activities. Spending time outside each day is important and can improve our overall health.
Here are a few of the benefits that spending time outdoors can have on us:
- Promotes creativity and imagination
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Improves motor development
- Increases physical activity
- Increases Vitamin D
- Increases environment wellness
Try to increase your time outside by visiting parks near you! Check out our Park-a-Palooza challenge to keep track of how many parks you visit and to create your own!
Here are a few activities you can try at the park:
- Play tag
- Have a relay race
- Play hide and seek
- Host a picnic
- Go bird watching
- Go on a nature walk