President's Discretionary

Keney Park Sustainability Project

2023 - $25,000

While time spent in nature can help mental and physical health, many Hartford residents have limited access to nature. The Keney Park Sustainability project was created to connect Hartford residents to locally grown food and provide access to nature. This funding will support the organization’s work with Outdoor RXCT, a model created by West Hartford pediatrician Della Corcoran, to train health care providers to make referrals and write “prescriptions” for patients to participate in nature activities. It will also support efforts help area residents explore nature in Keney Park, including the development of a smartphone app.