The contribution of parks to the health and well-being of communities
Parks and open spaces provide areas for exercise and relaxation. They encourage walking and cycling to destinations as they provide a pleasant alternative over walking alongside, cycling on roads. For children they provide space for running around, climbing on play equipment, boulders, cut tree stumps/fallen trees, hills and slopes. Which in addition to the general health benefits of the exercise, improves coordination, balance and core body strength. They also promote mental health as they provide a safe outdoor environment.