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Austin Parks Department Receives Grant to Study Health, Climate Change

Austin Parks Department Receives Grant to Study Health, Climate Change
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has received a $341,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the physical and emotional health effects of worsening extreme heat due to climate change.

The department’s Cities Connecting Children to Nature program will examine whether worsening heat decreases opportunities for physical activity and reduces the overall emotional well-being of young people.
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