So what is the deal about parks? Why are they needed? Why are they so valued and valuable? Is it because they enhance the quality of life; to sooth the mind or just to give us more space to breath? So what is a better time than now, to explore all the values and ways that parks can enhance our lives. So which is the most important? Is it public health? Environmental? Clean air? A reduction of global warming? How about the the ways parks contribute to education? What about the way that parks drive economies, or is it the way that parks contribute to community values and a sense of place? Maybe it is ALL of these things!
Check out the video above by the Trust for Public Land www.tpl.org that for 40 years has been conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places for generations to come.