National ParkRx Day

Surgeon General at ParkRx Day 2016

What is National ParkRx Day?

National ParkRx Day is a national celebration promoting the growing movement of prescribing parks and nature to patients to improve human health. Every year, it falls on the last Sunday of National Park Week. Additionally, National ParkRx Day encourages everyone to start seeing visits to parks and public lands as very important parts of their health. In 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General released a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities. National ParkRx Day builds on this call to action and provides citizens with parks and green spaces to promote public health.

How can I participate in National ParkRx Day?

If you plan to host an event for National ParkRx Day, please fill out this survey so that we can add you to the communications list. 

We encourage anyone and any agency to celebrate National ParkRx Day. Whether you are a national park or a local community center, we all want our communities to live and thrive with ample time spent in parks and natural spaces for their health. To help you with planning your event, please take a look at the uploaded document, which will help you with the messaging and coordination of the day. 

2018 National ParkRx Day planning toolkit

For visual communications materials, visit this page to download assets.