Enjoy Peace in the Parks this fall

#PeaceintheParks aims to raise awareness for mental health and the benefits of being with nature, presented by The MolinaCares Accord in New York


Did you know? More time spent in parks and green spaces can help individuals fight against mental health issues like depression, anxiety and stress. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, the following are some benefits of spending time in parks and nature:

  • Individuals reported less mental distress and greater life satisfaction when they were living in greener areas
  • A strong body of evidence suggests that physical activity in green spaces has stronger mental health benefits than physical activity in non-green spaces
  • Use of green spaces is associated with decreased health complaints, improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduced stress, improved general health perceptions and a greater ability to face problems
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Interactive Map of Stenciled Heart Locations

The three park locations with stenciled hearts are Cazenovia, Delaware and Riverside Park

View photos of the stenciling process below

Special thanks to volunteer artists Mike and Nadine for their time and support. If you have problems viewing the photos, please click here.

Peace in the Parks | Oct 8, 2020