DC Parks Rx

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Spearheaded by Dr. Robert Zarr, a pediatrician at Unity Health Care’s Upper Cardozo Health Center, DC Parks Rx is a project in which doctors prescribe nature to patients and families to encourage outside time in one of 350 green spaces/parks rated in Washington, DC.  The goal of the project is to decrease the impact of non-communicable chronic disease like obesity, asthma, and mental health disorders AND create the next generation of environmental stewards. DC Parks Rx has created a database of all the public parks in DC that includes information such as accessibility, cleanliness, and amenities.