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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Wellness in the Woods: A Family Zen Festival Celebrate National Park Rx Day with M-NCPPC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2019 
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS - 301-446-3327; Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com - or -
IYANA MOORE - 301-446-3313; Iyana.Moore@pgparks.com

Wellness in the Woods: A Family Zen Festival
Celebrate National Park Rx Day with M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation  

Riverdale, MD – Join the Department of Parks and Recreation in celebrating National Park Rx Day! Across the nation, communities are coming together to promote the growing platform of prescribing parks to prevent and treat chronic disease. It’s a fact that spending time in nature is good for you. See how the Department of Parks and Recreation is creating healthy communities with people, parks and programs. Come Zen with us!

WHAT: Wellness in the Woods: A Family Zen Festival

WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11 AM – 3 PM

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, 20774

COST: FREE

Discover your path to wellness:

  • Wake up your body with a fun walk/run
  • Enjoy Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, and the Get Fit Mobile obstacle course
  • Love yourself with self-care techniques
  • Lend a hand in park beautification with the Senior Green Team
  • Nourish your soul with mindful activities
  • Educate yourself with health screenings and the Prescription Drug Take-Back! unit
  • Stimulate your mind through new experiences
  • Strengthen your bond to nature


Participants in our bicycle obstacle course will have the chance to win a new bike! The drawing is at 1:30 p.m., you must be present to win.

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