The Park Prescription Program Toolkit is an interactive, step-by-step guide for agencies interested in starting their own Park Prescription program.

Park Prescription programs (also called ParkRx in some areas) involve health or social service providers encouraging people to spend time in nature to improve their health and well-being. They can be as diverse as the communities for which they are designed and often include collaboration between park and public land agencies, healthcare providers, and community partners.

This toolkit was created by the Institute at the Golden Gate using the lessons learned from the  Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area Collaborative, in partnership with National ParkRx leaders, and with support from Kaiser Permanente.

You'll find sample meeting agendas, worksheets, training videos, reports with case examples, and much more!

To get started, click on the tile below that best corresponds to your work.

Promotional resources for Park Prescription programs

The resources below will help educate others on your ParkRx program and will assist with branding your materials. These resources were created in partnership with the National Park Service, NEEF, NRPA, Park Rx America, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Park Prescription Pad
Even if you use an EMR system, writing your clients a prescription can serve as a powerful reminder to go to the park
ParkRx Logos
Customizable ParkRx logos for your program
Health Benefits of Nature Graphic
A graphic that provides a summary of the health benefits of nature with citations
Park Prescription Poster
Hang this poster on your clinic or office walls to promote your program