ParkRx Arizona

Together, we're building stronger, healthier communities— one park at a time.

Get the support you need to feel confident and motivated while improving your health, your park, and your community.

Help create a safer, more active, greener park in your neighborhood.

Feel healthy, confident, and energized!

Meet your neighbors and make new friends.

What Is ParkRx Arizona?

ParkRx Arizona is a program that connects you with ways to improve your health, your park, and your community!

We currently offer activities in 5 Phoenix area parks, as well as leadership opportunities and more!

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What We Do

We use a community-led approach to break down barriers and create opportunities for active-living, increasing participants' confidence to take charge of their parks and health.


Focus on Community Connections

We build relationships between neighborhood communities, organizational partners, and healthcare providers and their patients.


Improve Park Infrastructure

ParkRx Coordinators work with neighborhood residents—identifying changes needed to create safer, more active, and greener spaces. We've planted trees, created gardens, advocated for new equipment, and more.


Create Fun Activities to Get You Moving

Active parks are safer parks! At ParkRx parks, community members can participate in group walks, yoga, organized sports, community gardens, and more.


Strengthen Community Leaders

We identify and train local leadership in community outreach, event organization, communication tools, and advocacy.


ParkRx Prescriptions

Spending time in parks is proven to be good for your health, both mentally and physically! Our Healthcare Provider Partners connect their patients with ParkRx activities by writing prescriptions for Park Time.

Get Involved with ParkRx Arizona!

Whether you want to join a ParkRx activity like yoga or gardening in one of our parks, learn more about our leadership positions, or talk about how to activate your own park—contact us today to get started!

Contact Us

Call us: 602-579-4414

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Join Us in One of Our 5 ParkRx Arizona Park Sites

We are active at

  • Cielito Park
  • John F. and Mary P. Homestead Park
  • Mountain View 2 Park
  • Perry Park
  • Sunridge Park

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Partner with Us for Better Health Outcomes

Collaborate with the communities you serve to make a lasting impacts.

Become a Healthcare Provider Partner

Contact us to learn more about the ParkRx Prescription program, and other ways to get involved in our community parks as a Healthcare Provider.

Become a Supporter/Program Partner

Interested in exploring ways to partner with us to break down barriers and create new pathways to active living? Contact us to discuss how we can work together in our community parks.

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About ParkRx Arizona

ParkRx Arizona is brought to you by

with support from

ParkRx Arizona is brought to you by Maricopa County Department of Public Health's AZ HealthZone (SNAP Education), with support from City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Keep Phoenix Beautiful.

Who We Are

Parks are places where we can make healthy connections with ourselves, nature, and our communities.

Poor and unsafe park conditions can create barriers to these active living opportunities. This often leaves community members feeling isolated and frustrated.

We believe everyone deserves access to safe, active, and green parks. We understand that with support, communities have the power to advocate for their parks, and their health.

With the ParkRx program, individuals feel confident to get involved in their community parks— and take charge of their own health and wellness.

Our Story

Spending Time in Parks, a Prescription for Health

Like other ParkRx programs across the US, ParkRx Arizona began as a way to encourage people to spend time in parks as a way to benefit their health. This national “healthcare-led” approach starts in doctor’s offices, where our partners prescribe Park Time to patients.

Community Leads Drive Change

When COVID-19 hit, our healthcare partners were forced to focus on other priorities. In response, community members stepped in to continue park activities. ParkRx Arizona recruited these passionate leaders to serve as Community Leads, and a new “community-led” approach started taking shape.

Community Leads worked directly with neighborhood residents—identifying changes needed to create safer, more active, and greener spaces. ParkRx Arizona provided the support to make these improvements a reality.

Re-envisioning Healthcare, Starting in Our Community Parks

Now, ParkRx Arizona is more popular than ever. Residents who avoided their parks due to poor or unsafe conditions now bring their whole families. Our community process is key to removing barriers so that Park Time can be enjoyed under the shade of trees, on a new playground, or in a community walk or activity like yoga.

ParkRx Arizona’s success lies in the motivation of our Community Leads. We support them as they continue to work with their neighborhoods—advocating for their parks and transforming them into welcoming spaces for health and wellness.

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