Health and wellness are vital parts of our lives. Explore various health and wellness activities below!
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to simply step outside. Here are resources to help you take advantage of the benefits of nature.
- Did you know that Venture Outdoors provides information about walks in the Pittsburgh area with maps, points of interest, and details about the terrain? Click here to explore!
- Check out a virtual walk with a physician through 'Walk with a Doc'!
- Enjoy 'Nature Themed Yoga', courtesy of Venture Outdoors and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Click here to begin!
- Practice Trap Yoga from the comfort of your home or in your neighborhood park! Follow along below with Pittsburgh Trap Yoga.
Join Parks Conservancy educator, Chastity Bey, as she shows you ways to stay active and fit from the comfort of your home!
Forest Bathing, also know as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a practice of spending time outdoors in a natural area and being in the moment to enhance health and wellness. During a Forest Bathing experience, healing activities are incorporated to make room for listening, stillness, reflection, and heightened sensory awareness.
Discover ways to connect to nature and find moments of peace and relaxation, especially during times of uncertainty through Mindful Moments.
- Start your own Mindful Moments journey by downloading this step-by-step guide.
- Browse free mindfulness activities for kids from New York Times bestselling author Annaka Harris.
- See how Shawn Fertitta, Visitor Experience Director, finds ways to connect with nature in his backyard.
Discover new park places to practice mindfulness exercises by using the Mindful Map below. Begin by clicking on the map. Then, use your cursor to zoom in and out of the map of Pittsburgh. You may then select a location icon to learn about that specific park site, get directions from your home, and view public transportation options.
WE ARE ALL IN. ARE YOU?
Parks do not exist without people. We restore parks for your joy and well-being. Pittsburghers need spaces where fathers can play catch with their sons, couples reconnect, family’s picnic. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress…provide a natural sanctuary in forests of steel and glass surrounded by rivers of asphalt. Like anything alive, if neglected a park will suffer. And ultimately perish.
We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?
Your Parks Matter
Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.