Our staff, board, and community volunteers worked together of the course of this pilot project to explore creating our own local Parks RX type program. We had the relationships in place with the care community and took it from there. Our publication that gives a broad summary and outlines our Reflections and Next Steps on an annual basis over the course of the project: Parkscriptions Program Review 2016-2021.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION:
VALUES WE LIVE BY, GOALS TO ACHIEVE AND STRATEGIES TO GET US THERE
Recreation Northwest requested and received technical assistance from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program.
Our workgroup produced this document as a result to help guide us and our community. PARKSCRIPTIONS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PDF)
Parkscriptions has two core values, listed below, each with a goal with associated strategies that express and embody those values.
#1 Increase community health through equitable access to the outdoors.
#2 Providing leadership: We value a “shared-commitment” approach to meet community needs.
Parkscriptions Value Statements: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Definition: Values and principles statements reflect a group’s core beliefs, the deep convictions and priorities that shape its culture and spirit, and inspire and guide its choices in the way it operates to achieve its mission and vision. It helps define the operational culture for employees and volunteers, as well as for donors.