Park Rx Day Special Programs
Diamond, MO- George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to offer programs to support and encourage community health and well-being. Join a National Park Service ranger, a yoga instructor from Four States Yoga and Restoration Center, along with a Freeman Health Systems doctor for Park Rx Day, as a part of National Park Week.
It’s all happening at George Washington Carver National Monument, 11:30-2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23rd. A certified yoga instructor will lead participants through gentle flow class focused on building strength and increasing flexibility beginning at 11:30 a.m. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes that allow bending and moving freely. People are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but there will be some available to use.
Beginning at 1 p.m., becoming healthier can literally be a walk in the park. Bring your health related questions and join a doctor from Freeman Health System for a one-mile walk to better health. This special “Walk with a Doc” program is a fun way you can connect to nature for your health.
Park Rx Day is a day for people everywhere to give themselves the gift of good health, with a walk in the park or yoga, and to celebrate the growing Park Rx movement that has doctors prescribing time in parks to their patients to improve their health. Park Rx Day aligns with the U.S. Surgeon General’s Step It Up! Campaign by promoting walking outside in parks and creating walkable communities to improve people’s health.
These “Find Your Park” events invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place — it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca, or visit the park Facebook page.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 417 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.