The National Benefits Hub

Research that Supports Recreation

← Home

Advanced Search

2.04 Parks, green space, and natural environments provide a spiritual space and experience

  1. Found: 13-24 of 34 entries
  2. Children’s neighborhood place as a psychological and behavioral domain
    2006 - South Korea

    In a high-density planned community, children seem to find many of their valued places in neighborhood outdoor settings such as designated play areas and developed parks. They connect the home site...

  3. A model of leisure style and spiritual well-being relationships
    2002 - Canada

    This model of leisure style and spiritual well-being illustrates a chain of direct relationships which links leisure style components to leisure style processes to spiritual behaviours to...

  4. A qualitative exploration of the wilderness experience as a source of spiritual inspiration
    1999 - USA

    Recreational experiences in a wilderness setting have the distinct potential to positively enrich the lives of those who take to the ‘wild’. The beneficial aspects of wilderness recreation include...

  5. Healthy parks, healthy people The health benefits of contact with nature in a park context. A review
    2008 - Australia

    The main benefits to the health and wellbeing for individuals and communities that arise from contact with nature.include: 1. biological/mental wellbeing; 2. social/community wellbeing; 3. economic...

  6. Men’s wilderness experience and spirituality: A qualitative study
    2006 - Canada

    "The wilderness setting was helpful to spiritual well-being, for a variety of reasons ...  most common answers was that the wilderness setting provided an opportunity to get away from the everyday...

  7. Coping with poverty: Impacts of environment and attention in the inner city
    2001 - USA

    "Residents living in buildings without nearby trees and grass reported more procrastination in facing their major issues and assessed their issues as more severe, less soluble, and more...

  8. Healthy nature healthy people: ‘Contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention fo
    2005 - Australia

    The healing effects of a natural view are increasingly being understood in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, remote military sites, space ships and space stations as an...

  9. The Benefits of Parks: Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Space
    2006 - USA

    "People who engage in regular physical activity benefit from reduced risk of premature death; reduced risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes;...

  10. Landscapes of the lifespan: Exploring accounts of own gardens and gardening
    2007 - England

    Domestic gardens are identified as places that can both be physically and mentally beneficial. They also eflect the positive connotations associated with ownership, and the development of identity.

  11. Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  12. Wilderness Vision Quest clients: Motivations and reported benefits from an urban-based program 1988-
    2000 - USA

    The reported benefits from a wilderness vision quest experience suggest that increasing degrees of connections to oneself in nature, culminating in feelings of self-reliance, strength, and...

  13. Evaluating a children’s hospital garden environment: Utilization and consumer satisfaction
    2001 - USA

    Results from behavioral observations, surveys, and interviews indicated a number of benefits of the garden. The garden was perceived as a place of restoration and healing, and use was accompanied...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

Get Updates By Email