Governor Mike DeWine recently extended Ohio’s Stay-at-Home order through May 1. That means we’ll continue using social distancing for the time being – and a more than likely rise in our cabin fever.
To help others get through this uncertain and difficult time, the Cincinnati Parks is bringing the Cincinnati Parks to the community live everyday at noon.
“Viewers are watching our live feed via Instagram and Facebook, which has been a lifeline for many, especially our at-risk population who cannot get outside to enjoy their favorite neighborhood park,” says Cincinnati Parks Events Coordinator Emily Parker.
Throughout the remainder of quarantine, the Cincinnati Parks wants to bring the parks to you to “experience spring blooms, babbling creeks, singing birds, and much more.”
The Cincinnati Parks stated on its website that they are offering live feeds for viewers because research shows that even experiencing the visual aspects of nature can have a soothing effect on your mood.
“According to Dr. Jason Strauss, Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance, ‘Having something pleasant to focus on like trees and greenery helps distract your mind from negative thinking, so your thoughts become less filled with worry,’” they shared.
Bringing the parks to the screen also allows viewers to stay home and safe while enjoying the sounds of nature. The Cincinnati Parks will also keep the videos on their Facebook page for you to enjoy any time.