Park Rx

Did you know that reducing the risk of chronic disease while increasing health and happiness can be as easy as spending time in your favorite park?

Park Rx

Park Rx or Park Prescriptions is a partnership between New Hanover County Parks and Gardens, City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation, NC Cooperative Extension, healthcare providers, public health agencies, and other community groups. Our goal is to help build a healthier New Hanover County by encouraging citizens to get outside and exercise!

Regular Exercise helps to:

  • Reduce the risk of obesity
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Decrease the risk of chronic disease

Outdoor Exercise can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve brain function
  • Increase Vitamin D levels

Learn about the ways you can get your exercise and reduce the risk of disease in your local parks and gardens—all for free!

Congratulations on making the decision to improve your physical and mental health with outdoor activity! Please fill out the attached form so that we may help you on your journey. By registering, you will receive our monthly Parks and Gardens newsletter, as well as, health information, tips and activities. Neither NHC Parks and Gardens nor City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation will have access to any medical information from healthcare providers or other community partners by your participation in the program.