Parks and Open Spaces Belong to All of Us.
Parks and open spaces deliver big benefits, providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting plants and wildlife, showcasing scenic beauty, and fueling our sense of well-being—and boosting the economy. The role of open spaces can’t be taken for granted, and we must all do our part to protect them.
The Growing Benefits of Parks and Open Spaces
Parks and gardens enhance the scenic beauty of our surroundings while also delivering a host of physical, mental, and economic benefits. Spending time in nature delivers powerful psychological benefits. Homes and businesses located on tree-lined streets or with tree-filled communities generally enjoy higher property values. It’s up to all of us to protect the scenic qualities of our communities when they come under threat. As the Vermont Humanities Council notes: