Campus Park Rx

Let us help you find your new BFF greenspace <3

In 2017, the PRL Park Rx program was recognized as an innovative best practice in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report.

William & Mary Students, find the park of your dreams!

Just fill out the Campus Park Rx form to obtain a free e-Park Prescription from the Parks & Ecotherapy Research Lab (PERL,

You will receive a customized Park Rx within a week!

Established in 2015, the Campus Park Rx program at William & Mary enhances health and well-being on the W&M campus by helping students find and enjoy local greenspace.

Abundant scientific research demonstrates that access to and use of parks and other green spaces can play a significant role in the treatment and prevention anxiety, depression, obesity, and attention disorders.

Over the years, the PERL team has visited and rated over 150 parks in and around campus for access, safety, amenities, and supported activities. We organized this information in an online search tool used by our trained Park Ambassadors. The PERL team then trains W&M students as Peer Park Ambassadors, who use our database of local parks to refer their fellow students the best outdoors spaces for their interests, needs, transportation options, and schedule.

Campus Park Rx is a member of the Campus Nature Rx Network. Check out for more!

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If you are a W&M student or local healthcare professional interested in becoming a Park Ambassador, email us at to sign up for a training!

Over 150 local parks to choose from... Get a Sneak Peak at our Park Database!

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Park Rx in action!