Celebrating the vital role of parks in creating healthy, liveable and thriving communities, World Parks Week will run this year from 27 April to 04 May. Aiming to communicate the values and benefits of parks, and encourage people to get outside and enjoy their local green spaces, this is the initiative of World Urban Parks in collaboration with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and #NatureForAll, among others. Many of us know that visiting parks makes us feel good. It’s scientifically good for our health, too, reducing risk of chronic disease and boosting our recovery from illness and injury. This year, the attention is focused on children, with the theme, ‘Kids Outdoors’.
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