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Doctors are Prescribing Park Visits to Boost Patient Health

To continue to draw awareness to the impact of the outdoors on individual health, doctors across the country are issuing park prescriptions to their patients. Initiated by ParkRx.org, the program, now offered in South Dakota and run by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and the state’s Department of Health, instructs patients to take one free day at any of their state parks or recreation areas.

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To learn more about how to create a naturalized playground and infuse play into pathway networks to encourage active lifestyles for children, families, and communities, request a full copy of the NatureGrounds and Pathways for Play program books, please visit Nature and Play Resources.

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