Over the past few decades, the importance of nature and the contact with the natural world for human health, well being and functioning has been amply documented by research.
The findings demonstrate that nature positively impacts various dimensions of human wellness. Simply, viewing pleasant natural scenes promotes health-oriented behaviors likely by increasing pleasurable emotional states and thereby reducing desire to engage in unhealthy pleasure-inducing behaviors.
Viewing nature also encourages healing, specifically having a positive impact on blood pressure, muscle tension and other physical health issues. Contact with nature is linked to higher cognitive performance. For example, walking in the park any time of the year has benefits for both attention and memory. Contact with nature also encourages pro-social behavior and attitudes by reducing levels of aggression, while increasing attention and cooperative behavior. Thus, parks contribute to interpersonal and civic engagement, enhancing the community in which they thrive.
The City of Cuyahoga Falls boasts 25 neighborhood parks that enriches our community 365 days of the year. There is a wide variety of ways for families to enjoy their leisure time together, and additionally, the parks preserve imperative natural green space for the City of Cuyahoga Falls.
Explore this CuyahogaFallsParkAmenities grid outlining our neighborhood parks to learn how to enrich your life today.
Other Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Facilities
- Brookledge Golf Club
- Downview Sports Center
- Natatorium Health & Fitness Center
- Quirk Cultural Center
- Water Works Family Aquatic Center
To learn more about the City of Cuyahoga Falls’ activities and facilities, visit the Parks and Recreation Department.