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Healthy Parks Healthy People

Explore a park today

The evidence is clear and far-reaching. Spending time in the natural environment – in places like parks - is good for your mind, body and soul.


Healthy Parks Healthy People seeks to reinforce and encourage the connections between a healthy environment and a healthy society. 

Parks Victoria created the Healthy Parks Healthy People brand in 2000 and then commissioned Deakin University to do a literature review which analysed more than 200 journal articles on research into the human health benefits of contact with nature 

 

Reviewing the evidence

Healthy Parks Healthy People: the State of the Evidence 2014 Summary of Preliminary Findings Parks Victoria and the School of Health and Social Development, Faculty

What the research says

Nature helps us be active Within parks, people tend to be more physically active - on tracks, playgrounds and at sports facilities. The many benefits

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Healthy Parks Healthy People Central If you’re interested in finding out more about research on the link between contact with nature and the benefits

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New Chief Executive for Parks Victoria

21 Aug 2015

Andrew Fairley, Chairman of Parks Victoria today announced Bradley Fauteux as the new Chief Executive of Parks Victoria. Mr Fauteux is currently the Managing Director of Ontario Parks and a Board Member at the Canadian Parks Council. As a champion of the Healthy Parks Healthy People approach to park management,…

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