HPHP Central is a place to access and share the latest international research, innovations and programs that focus on the health benefits of human contact with the natural world.
What difference can one passionate individual and a committed park management organisation make to giving people of limited mobility access to parks? A huge amount as it turns out, and in Australia that’s exactly what’s happening!Read more
Cities are comprised of more than just buildings and people. The most “liveable” cities – and some of the world’s most famous cities – are as known for their open space as they are for their culture.Read more
Art is the expression of human creativity and imagination, producing works to be enjoyed, appreciated and even challenge thinking. Public art is art that is conceived and designed largely to be in an outdoor area, accessible and appreciable by all. One place such public art is regularly found is parks.Read more
The Healthy Parks Healthy People Community Engagement eGuide produced by the US National Park Service is the first in a digital series to chronicle and share the development of Healthy Parks Healthy People programs in parks and communities across the US.Read more
Global research showing the strong connection between human health and contact with nature is the focus of a new report just released by Parks Victoria and Deakin University.Read more
On World Ranger Day - 31 July - we take a moment to give thanks to all those rangers working in our protected areas!Read more