Play Outside

There is truly something for everyone in outdoor recreation. The opportunities are too exhaustive to list, but range from quiet hikes in your favorite places to thrilling power sports on land and water. The experiences can lead to life long benefits. While people will enjoy healthier lifestyles, habitats and wildlife also benefit. People like to conserve the spaces where they recreate. So, it's important to introduce new people to all of the great adventures that are waiting for them in Indiana's outdoors.

Adults who were introduced to the outdoors as children are more likely to participate in outdoor activities as adults - Outdoor Industry Association

Children aged 8 to 18 spend 7.5 hours a day on electronic devices - Kaiser Family Foundation

Outdoor play fosters children's' social, emotional, and cognitive competencies - University of Missouri-Kansas

Recreation Projects

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