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Glacier National Park invites visitors to join in on Park Rx Day

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It's National Park week, a week to explore our national heritage and also to appreciate the things that national parks offer us all.

In celebration, Glacier National Park is offering a dose of nature to all. The park is inviting all to discover the healing power of nature by celebrating Park Prescription (Rx) Day this Sunday on April 23.

Park Rx Day is a day for people everywhere to take a walk in a park and give themselves the gift of good health.

The growing Park Rx movement has doctors prescribing time in parks for their patients to improve health. Healthcare providers across the country are writing prescriptions for recommended doses of outdoor time and activity.

"We're having 'Park Prescription Day' which is a day to celebrate how important our National Parks are to your health, so if you're interested in a field trip head up to Lake McDonald Lodge," said GNP spokeswoman Lauren Alley. "Rangers are going to be there to check your blood pressure and the Summit is going to be there and they're hosting a fun scavenger hunt."

More than 50 Park Rx Day events taking place in national, state, and local parks across the country. It's also a fee-free weekend.

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