Parks and green spaces support health and well-being, strengthen communities, and make neighborhoods better places to live, work, and play. On top of all of that, playing in parks is a whole lot of FUN!
Through Pittsburgh Parks Rx, park prescribers (like you!) provide children and families with information, resources, and inspiration to get active outdoors and connect with nature.
To help you make the most of park and outdoor time with young learners, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has created the Parks Prescriber Toolkit for Schools and Out-of-School Time. This toolkit is a guide for care providers and educators working in schools, afterschool settings, daycare centers, family support centers, and others who are interested in presenting Parks Rx.
The Parks Prescriber Toolkit emphasizes the benefits of physical activity and parks, and offers kid-friendly activities that can be taken advantage of both in and out of school. We encourage you to adapt and tailor the activities to your specific needs, whether the setting is a nearby park or greenspace, schoolyard, or even indoors.
Get a free copy of the Parks Prescriber Toolkit by filling out the form on this page.