As the health and nature movement grows, the definition of Park Prescriptions continues to evolve. On ParkRx.org we focus on programs or interventions that
- include a health or social service provider
- who encourages their patients/clients to spend time in nature
- with the goal of improving their health and well-being
Park Prescription programs can be as diverse as the communities for which they are designed and they often include collaboration between park and public land agencies, healthcare providers, and community partners. As a result, identifying universal criteria for what constitutes a "Park Prescription" is challenging. We have developed the criteria that we use on parkrx.org with the input of many stakeholders, recognizing that others may use the term differently.