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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:

  1. Play tag
  2. Have a relay race
  3. Play hide and seek
  4. Host a picnic
  5. Go bird watching
  6. Go on a nature walk