NASHVILLE – Being active outdoors is not only good for your health – it can earn you Tennessee State Parks merchandise, golf rounds, free camping or even cabin stays thanks to a new program.
Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Health have partnered to develop a web application called Healthy Parks Healthy Person, which allows Tennesseans to log their activities at Tennessee State Parks in exchange for points that can be redeemed for rewards. The program also includes a Park Prescription feature where healthcare providers can prescribe outdoor activity as part of a healthcare regimen for patients. Talk to your healthcare provider about your options for engaging in outdoor activities to further your health goals.
To participate, you can visit app.healthyparkstn.com on your mobile device where you can log your activities and collect points for hiking, biking, running, swimming, paddling and rock climbing. Points can be earned at any park – including local, state and national parks – and redeemed at any Tennessee State Park. There is no fee to use the Healthy Parks Healthy Person app.
To date, nearly 1,000 people are using the Healthy Parks Healthy Person app. The app is web-based, with users saving the webpage as a favorite on their electronic devices to access the program.
Learn more about the Healthy Parks Healthy Person go to app.healthyparkstn.com or www.tnstateparks.com.