In This Community, Nature Activates a Healing Power in Its Young People

Wednesday, May 01st, 2019
The Fairmount Park system is one of Philadelphia’s greatest assets, with more than 11,000 acres of greenspace spread across nearly every area of the city. It is a mecca for big events and a refuge for small moments of quiet. Fairmount Park is a favorite setting for family reunions and community gatherings, includes an extensive trail system for runners and walkers of every fitness level, and is home to more than 150 recreation facilities that host activities year-round for children, youth, and adults. Fairmount Park also encompasses seven watershed parks that require ongoing and thoughtful stewardship to ensure the city’s rivers and streams are protected from erosion and pollution. Follow this link to read about nature's healing powers in youth. Sourced from: Cities Speak