Benefits of Parks and Recreation

The benefits of parks and recreation reach every citizen and visitor to the Woodstock community.  Parks and quality of life increase home values, are attractive to businesses, tourists, and lead to healthier citizens.  Woodstock Parks and Recreation is a Premiere Member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  3 Pillars guide the association and the work of parks and recreation departments around the U.S.: Health & Wellness, Conservation, & Social Equity.  On any given day someone is positively affected through parks and recreation; whether they are taking a walk on a trail, participating in a local program, getting a nutritious meal, or just reaping the benefits of clean air and water because of preserved open space.  Take a moment and enjoy the NRPA provided posters below.

Pillar #1 Health & Wellness: Leading the nation to improved health and wellness through parks and recreation.

health wellness

Pillar #2 Conservation: Protecting open space, connecting people to nature, and engaging communities in conservation practices.


Pillar #3 Social Equity: Ensuring all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.


The power of parks