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Healthy Parks Healthy People

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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 

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.

 

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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Removal of camping fees for all basic camp sites

02 Apr 2015

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville announced today the removal of camping fees for all basic camp sites in Parks Victoria managed parks. From 2 April 2015, basic camping sites in 19 parks throughout Victoria will have no fees. Bookings for these sites will remain in place…

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