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2023 Parks and Greenspace Conference: The Healing Power of Parks

Monday, March 27th, 8:30am - 5:00pm (Atlanta Botanical Garden)

The past three years have reaffirmed the importance of parks and greenspace to our physical and mental well-being. The healing power of parks, however, goes beyond our personal health. Public greenspaces are also where we build strong community bonds, experience diverse ideas, and grow more culturally rich.

We also look to parks to heal and strengthen the urban environment—to manage stormwater, reduce flooding, cool and filter the air, and provide natural habitat. A healthy park system has the capacity to fulfill all these roles—creating resilient urban ecosystems while simultaneously offering the health benefits we all seek. In this way, parks can be thought of as part of a natural healthcare system, which ensures that cities and their inhabitants thrive long into the future.

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