More Schools Turning Playground into Green Spaces

Your Health Minute

Turning playgrounds into ‘green spaces.’

In Your Health Minute, studies suggest access to green schoolyards is valuable to children and their families. Green spaces are becoming more popular.

Green schoolyards, which may include outdoor classrooms, nature trails, vegetable gardens and more, are typically open to the public after school hours.

Researchers found these areas increased outdoor play, family engagement and improved the health of the entire community.

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