Parks are a visible indicator of a community's quality of life.  They provide citizens with their identity and play an important role in the perception of the quality of life in a given community.  Parks and recreational services are often cited in surveys of living communities as one of the most important factors. Parks offer opportunities for families and social groups, as well as people of all ages and economic status, regardless of their ability to pay for admission. The ongoing Trust for Public Land study shows that in the past decade, voter approval rates for bond action to purchase parks and protect open space have reached 75%.  The majority of public opinion clearly finds parks to be a key priority for public expenditure. Parks and leisure activities, in particular for those with disabilities, offer health and well-being spaces open for people of all ages and abilities.

 

Benefits Of Community Parks

 

Play teaches social skills to children. How to share equally, to play together and to collaborate as a group. Parks that use the principles of inclusive playground design provide an area that deliberately offers every visitor a winning experience regardless of age and skill. These play environments help children to embrace differences and accommodate them while appreciating diversity and showing compassion. Community parks and playgrounds are great opportunities for parents to physically interact with children in a way that can not be communicated by digital or TV time. 

 

Parks encourage physical activity, which is a major factor in the fight against the American epidemic of obesity. Whether walking trails, recreational courses, public swimming pools or tennis and basketball courts, these natural sites promote exercise and more play. Playgrounds in the neighborhood create a relaxed environment in which residents can interact. New friendships are formed and a sense of community which is important for good mental health and a sense of belonging develops.

 

Time in nature is a powerful stimulator of mood and tonic to mental health. Several studies show how important green spaces are used to reduce stress and increase happiness. Just 10 minutes in a park improve your health, lower the stress hormone cortisol and boost the immune system.

This amazing park is located near the following parks in Stockton, California:

  • Stockton Skate Park

  • Pixie Woods Children's Playland

  • Weber Point Events Center

  • Barkleyville

  • Michael Faklis Park

  • P.E. Weston Park

  • Quacker Lake

  • American Legion Park

 

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our Stockton location, 2613 Waterloo Rd. Stop by anytime!

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