Parks are a crucial component of any community’s public health strategy. They provide a free venue for physical activity, bring communities together, support mental health, and create healthier environments. While many stakeholders are aware of some of the health benefits offered by parks, they have major questions about how best to provide those benefits to their communities. Where are the areas with the greatest need for parks? How could our existing and future parks do more to support health? What park improvements do local residents need to get the greatest benefits from their parks? The Healthy Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties provides stakeholders with the tools to answer these questions.
Contact Robert Kent, North Texas Area Director, The Trust for Public Land Robert.Kent@tpl.org with questions or comments.