As a global voice supporting the value and benefits of parks and open space, World UIrban Parks Association recognizes the important role urban parks play in children's quality of life worldwide. Access to active self-directed play in nature is fundamental to healthy childhood development. 

Last month World Urban Parks committee, Children, Play, and Nature, released a statement. This statement provided a call to action and provided benefits of play and nature and the global deficit of free play in nature. 

Read the full statement here! 
Watch the release through the World Parks Academy webinar!