The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909.
Parks & protected areas have an important mission connecting people with nature! Parks not only protect our valuable natural resources – they deliver positive health outcomes. Contact with nature is essential for human health, and in a ever-more urbanised Europe, we must create more opportunities for citizens to connect and explore the outdoors… Positive contact with nature is proved to create well-being, prevent public health problems and promote active lifestyles!
The theme for 2020 is "Nature, good for your health!" highlighting the connection of nature and human health. Positive contact with nature is important for human health. It can create well-being, prevent public health problems and promote an active lifestyle.
See more on EUROPARC's website here.
At the picture - "Plitvice Lakes" National park, Croatia