Campus Park Rx

Let us help you find your new BFF greenspace <3

In 2017, the PRL Park Rx program was recognized as an innovative best practice in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report.

Campus Park Rx aims to enhance health and well-being on the W&M campus by helping students find amazing local greenspace to enjoy.

Likewise, our companion program, GWA Park Rx, helps community healthcare providers connect their patients with area parks.

Abundant scientific research demonstrates that access to and use of parks and other green spaces can play a significant role in the treatment and prevention anxiety, depression, obesity, and attention disorders.

The PRL team has visited and rated over 150 parks in Virginia for access, safety, amenities, and possible activities. We organized this information in a sophisticated online search tool used by our trained Park Ambassadors. PRL interns train W&M students as Peer Park Ambassadors, and at tabling events, PPA's use our signature database of local parks to refer their fellow students the best outdoors spaces for their interests, needs, transportation options, and schedule.

Get your personal Park Prescription!

Tentative Tabling Dates for Spring 2020

  • January 29th - New year, new you, new parks
  • February 13th - Valentine's Day
  • March 17th - St Patrick's Day
  • April 13th - National Parks Week
  • April 25th - Earth Day Festival

Locations: Sadler lobby or Sadler Terrace (during fair weather)

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If you are a W&M student or local healthcare professional interested in becoming a Park Ambassador, contact us to sign up for a training!

Over 150 parks to choose from... Get a Sneak Peak at our Park Database!

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Park Rx in action!