Innovative Pittsburgh Parks Rx Prescribes Outdoor Activity For Numerous Benefits

JAN 27, 2016 

Your prescription, should you choose to accept it: Dig for worms, identify animal tracks, and build a snowman. All these fun activities require getting outside and being active, which make them perfect components of an innovative new program called Pittsburgh Parks Rx.

A powerful example of community collaboration, Pittsburgh Parks Rx is the shining result of an 18-month partnership between Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Lawrenceville United, along with support from Citiparks, the Allegheny County Health Department and other community organizations all with a common goal: encouraging outdoor activity and good health for Pittsburgh youth and their families... Read the article