How can we improve public health without investing in new infrastructure? Use the parks we’ve already built!
ParkRx is an international movement to prescribe parks, nature and programming to improve health. The local effort, called ParkRxSantaCruzCounty (ParkRxSCC), is staffed in-kind by Santa Cruz County Public Health’s CalFresh Healthy Living Program, County Park Friends, and Watsonville Parks and Community Services, who came together to address the desire for more equitable park programming and to help steward our amazing local parks and beaches as key drivers of health and equity.
Listen to three passionate proponents for our local parks: Mariah Roberts, Executive Director of County Park Friends, Kristal Caballero, a Project Director with Santa Cruz County Public Health, and Jessica Beebe, the Community Engagement and Events Supervisor for Watsonville Parks and Community Services.
For more information:
Other ParksRx programs:
- ParkRx information from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
- Canadian nationwide ParkRx program