Take a Walk in the Park Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to walking in the park. Such a simple, and accessible to everyone kind of recreation will bring enough benefits. So why not go for a walk alone or with a group of friends today! The holiday is celebrated on March 30.
The author-creator of Take a Walk in the Park Day is unknown. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage people to take at least an hour out of their busy schedules and enjoy a walk in the park. Psychologists say that modern life is overloaded with stress. A walk in the park (as well as in the woods) has a beneficial effect on the body. You get away from the daily noise of the streets, you get one step closer to nature. The chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves and the fresh breeze do an excellent job of energizing you and reducing irritation.
The history of parks can safely be traced back to the ancient world. Gardens were popular then (as an example, the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis). At the same time, such natural plantations for recreation and peace were available only to rich people (mainly rulers). The tradition of arranging gardens has continued for centuries. Since the mid-18th century, European palace gardens began to open to the public. Over time, cities began to develop park areas.
- The first park is considered to be Birkenhead Park in Liverpool (still in existence today), opened in 1847.
- Today, when building new cities and districts in the plans it is customary to specify the location of the park area. It acts as a recreational element for residents.
- Along with parks came the concept of an alley – a road that is planted on two sides with trees and shrubs.
How to celebrate
Take a Walk in the Park on Take a Walk in the Park Day! If you like to travel, we recommend finding a list of the most famous parks in different countries of the world on the Internet and be sure to visit them!
Spread the word on social media. Ask users, do they often walk in the park?
When is Take a Walk in the Park Day celebrated in 2024?
Take a Walk in the Park Day is observed on March 30 each year.