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Park Rx & Earth Day provide health benefits

(4.6.17) Sunday, April 23 is Earth Day and Emily Oaks Nature Center is celebrating by providing tremendous physical and emotional benefits to all who visit that day.

In addition to celebrating through the Nature Center's "Earth Day Around the World," an event that will recognize Skokie's many cultures, Emily Oaks also is part of the national Park Rx Day, a celebration promoting the growing movement of prescribing parks, green space and nature to patients to improve human health. 

The Skokie Park District offers 44 parks for your health and happiness. Find one in your neighborhood or check out this map for a list of parks and their amenities!

For a great read on why the outdoors is great for your health, click here!