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Earth Day

Earth Day 2024

Earth DayApril is Earth Month and April 22 is World Earth Day!

From preserving open space and trees to responding to climate change, the field of parks and recreation is essential to resilient communities. Did you know:

  • Nationally, open space two times the size of New Jersey is collectively managed by local park and recreation agencies across the United States. Locally, Plainfield Park District oversees 450+ acres of natural resource areas.
  • Parks provide opportunities for physical activity and connecting with the outdoors. Plus, green space exposure in urban environments corresponds with lower mortality and better mental health. The Plainfield Park District oversees 90+ parks.
  • Parks lower ground temperatures with tree canopy, clean water, reduce flooding and contribute to healthier air.
  • Urban parks can improve the environment, enhance stormwater management, reduce truck traffic and increase biodiversity.

Visit the National Park & Recreation Association for more information on Earth Month, and visit our Parks & Facilities Map to find a local park or open space near you!

Plainfield Park District

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