National parks provide a peek into the past
Throughout the ancient world, public spaces were appreciated as sites of beauty and restoration for everyone to enjoy. Gardens and green spaces were integral parts of society. They were thought to be important to the gods, provided places for people to socialize, conduct business and carry on cultural events, and were crucial for agriculture.
Today, our gardens, public parks, and national parks serve many of these purposes, as well as provide and preserve much-needed respite from busy urban landscapes . To read more about the many benefits of our parks and view a slideshow click here.
Pictured left: Mount Olympus, Greece