Benefits of Recreation

According to The American college of Dictionary, a benefit is anything that is for the good of the person or thing.  In Parks and Recreation we add to this definition be adding the “community”.

There are many different benefits that can be achieved by participating in leisure opportunities. Most of these benefits fall within one of four categories.


  • Develops Personal Development and Growth
  • Physical Health
  • Self Esteem and Self Reliance
  • Creativity and Sense of Accomplishment
  • Creates more Fun
  • Enhances Pleasure
  • Reduces Stress
  • Increases Life Satisfaction
  • Promotes Psychological Well-being


  • Connected Families
  • Strengths Social Bonding
  • Ethnic and cultural Harmony
  • Reduces Alienation
  • Develops Strong Communities


  • Reduces Pollution
  • Promotes Clean Air and Water
  • Preserves Open Space
  • Protects the Ecosystem
  • Increases Community Pride


  • Reduces Healthcare Cost
  • Reduces Vandalism and Crime
  • Enhances Property Value
  • Catalyst for Tourism

So, do not waste another minute. Do something FUN and reap the benefits because the Benefits are Endless!