A park is the heart of a community, where people commune and find enjoyment in the serenity of nature. We turn to parks, gardens, and green spaces when we need to tune out our busy minds. It is a communal place to meet friends, create memories, and spend quality time with family. You can even find ways to appreciate solitude.
Having access to parks and nature in our cities is not only good for the environment, but for our physical and mental wellbeing as well. WHO reports that when it comes to environment and health, urban green spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery can promote mental and physical health, provide psychological relaxation, support physical activity, and reduce our exposure to heat, air, and noise pollution.
If you are having trouble getting motivated to go outdoors for some fresh air, here are some reasons why it’s good to step out and explore your community parks:
Outdoor Exercise in Nature
Today’s generation prioritizes health and wellness, and consumer reports say that when it comes to physical activity, people focus more on the concept of togetherness rather than competition. They track their steps more, monitor their progress, and share it with their community. That said, it’s worth considering that parks are a perfect venue to both be social and be physically fit.
The air is fresher and better outdoors, and it’s important that you have access to spaces where you can do your preferred exercises freely. For example, you can jog at Azalea Park’s oval track if you prefer running as a primary workout routine, or do your pull-ups at Carnation Park with its crossfit bar.
Access to Green Spaces Improve Mental Health
Since we spend most of our time indoors, access to parks and green spaces are essential. One of the impacts of exposure to natural environments is its effects on psychological restoration, where green spaces provide a respite for our over-stimulated minds.
Reconnect with nature by taking a walk at Lavender Park where you will find various fruit-bearing trees and plants. You can take your time and appreciate the greenery in the community garden. By engaging more in green spaces, we help create our own personal sanctuary, allowing us to escape from day-to-day stresses and unwind.
More Space for Children to Play
Playtime is one of the ways that children become more physically active, that’s why parks play an important role in helping kids keep healthy and fit. This helps them to grow and learn by interacting with their surroundings.
Through community parks and green spaces, we are encouraging children to get outside, be more active and play with their peers. Outdoor play is also good for developing social skills in children, including sharing, cooperation, listening, turn-taking, negotiation of conflicts, compromise, and decision making.
Playgrounds at Marigold Park and Yellowbell Park are great places for kids to learn, have fun, meet new friends and be themselves. If you want your kids to explore creativity, you may visit the art installations at Aster Park playgrounds as well.
Most of all, parks and green spaces offer the greater benefit of having healthier, livelier spaces for the community. Next time when you’re buying a new property, consider your nearest access to these places in your area.
If you’re looking for a new home in Davao City, Northtown is a mixed-use residential township complete with a network of parks, playgrounds, and tree-lined enclaves in various areas of the community.
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