Top 10 Reasons for Supporting Parks PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 April 2011 17:08

Forsyth County is fortunate to have new and established parks throughout the entire county.  The Foundation is pleased to have a role in promoting and enhancing these great amenities throughout our community.  Here are the some reasons the Foundation looks forward to your help in supporting the parks in Forsyth County.

  1. Public parks provide millions of Americans with the opportunity to be physically active.
  2. Parks have true economic benefits ultimately improving property values.
  3. Parks provide vital green space in a fast-developing American landscape, and provide vegetative buffers to construction and development, thus reducing the effects of sprawl.
  4. Parks preserve critical wildlife habitat.
  5. Parks and recreation facilitate social interactions that are critical to maintaining community cohesion and pride.
  6. Leisure activities in parks improve moods, reduce stress and enhance a sense of wellness.
  7. Recreational programs provide organized, structured, enjoyable activities for all ages.
  8. Community recreation services provide a refuge of safety for at-risk youth.
  9. Therapeutic recreation is an outlet that individuals with disabilities have to be physically active, socially engaged and cognitively stimulated.
  10. Public parks embody the American tradition of preserving public lands for the benefit and use of all.
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 April 2011 11:01