A Tool for Planners, Parks & Recreation Professionals, and Health Practitioners
Consider this workbook as a starting point. Every project is different. This workbook is intended as a guide to be adapted for specific situations.
Parks and trails support community and individual well-being. Access to these resources can help increase residents’ physical activity, support mental health, and foster community and social interactions. Parks and trails development can also benefit local environments and support community wellness. Sensitive areas such as flood plains may be protected, ecosystem services preserved, and areas prone to natural disasters shielded from development that would put people at heightened risk.
Why is a health workbook for park and trail planners needed? Explicit recognition of public health connections and goals in relation to planning efforts is not always obvious. Integrating public health concepts in planning processes can best ensure the full realization of park and trail health benefits.
Purpose of Workbook
This workbook is intended as an outline and quick guide for incorporating
public health considerations in the development of a park or trail. Its
intended and potential uses include helping you:
Attached document published April 2020
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