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National Walk To A Park Day
Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Everyone deserves a high-quality park. But today, 1 in 3 Americans — more than 100 million people — don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home.

That’s why the City of Lynnwood supports the movement to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person across the country.

Parks are the anchors of healthy, livable communities, providing countless benefits to a community. Including: 

  • Parks are where most Americans first forge a lifelong, everyday connection with the natural world.
  • Parks improve the physical, social, environmental, and economic health of communities.
  • Health: Across all age groups, greater access to parks is associated with reduced stress, reduced risk of depression, and greater mental health and well-being.
  • Environment: A city of well-connected green spaces is more resilient to extreme environmental events, such as heat waves and extreme rainfall.
  • Economic: City parks and other urban natural areas produce benefits with estimated values of up to $6.8 billion annually. In 2013, America’s local and regional public park agencies generated nearly $140 billion in economic activity and supported almost one million jobs from their operations and capital spending alone.
  • Community: Urban parks stimulate social cohesion and foster community among different demographic groups. Local parks have been found to be the common factor for city dwellers developing stronger social ties with their neighbors.

Help us celebrate National Walk To A Park Day this Wednesday, October 10th.  

Get together with friends and family to celebrate National Walk to a Park Day by walking to a local park. Then snap a photo or 15-second video and share it using #10minwalk and #WalkToAParkDay to join the conversation and tell us why close-to-home parks matter to you.

For more information visit: www.walktoaparkday.org

 

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