Benefits Hub

About the Benefits HUB

The Benefits HUB is a dynamic online database of research and resources proving the benefits of recreation and parks. It is an invaluable resource for policy development, planning, marketing, program and service development, and evaluation.

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Key Benefits

Click on the statements below to access evidence and detailed benefit outcome statements supporting them.

Recreation and Parks...

  1. are essential to personal health and well-being
  2. provide the key to balanced human development
  3. provide a foundation for quality of life
  4. reduce self-destructive and anti-social behaviour
  5. build strong families and healthy communities
  6. reduce health care, social service and police/justice costs
  7. are a significant economic generator
  8. and that green spaces are essential to environmental and ecological wellbeing, even survival