Parks for Parents
In today’s fast-moving, highly structured world, children and parents use television and video games as their primary forms of entertainment. Unfortunately, the popularity of these formats has come at the expense of spending unstructured time outdoors.
Studies have shown that spending time outdoors helps prevent childhood obesity and may help lessen the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). My goal is to create a resource for parents to use to spend more time outdoors with their children in order to improve their lives and appreciate our local environment.
Therfore, I am launching a new site: Parks for Parents. This site will provide pictures, video, and other information to parents to help them enjoy their local parks with their children. I plan to visit every major park in the Jacksonville, Florida area. I encourage everyone to join and contribute pictures, videos, and stories about your favorite parks throughout the country.
Together, we can enhance the lives of ourselves and our children by spending more time in our parks. I hope you will join me!