City of Parkland Awarded Top Honor For Kids Fitness

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City of Parkland Awarded Top Honor For Kids Fitness

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Another great reason to live in Parkland is the fantastic parks and recreational activities residents and their families can enjoy!  Today, many children do not get enough physical activity which has caused a growing number of child obesity in the United States.

Fortunately, the City of Parkland has taken giant leaps to combat this growing problem in our local area.  As a result, Let’s Go Play! Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM has names Parkland as one of only 118 “Playful City USA” Communities for the third straight year.  According to KaBOOM and a study conducted by Harris Interactive, 82% of parents believe children do not receive enough exercise.  Also, the National Survey of Children’s Health reports that 1/3 of all U.S. children are overweight or obese.  This shocking survey and statistic should cause parents to immediately take action and get their children involved in outdoor fitness activities.

Unfortunately, many parents have forgotten how important it is for children to play outside and stay fit.  Playing outside and getting involved with recreational activities also helps provide the youth with social skills needed to succeed in the future.  Also, providing children with more time to play will allow them to become healthier and happier and perform better in school.

Below, please find all of the Parkland Parks & Recreational Centers:

As we start a new school year, we urge Parkland parents to encourage their children to participate in outdoor recreational activities in their schools and city.

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