Comments on: LCVA News – March 1, 2016 Protecting and preserving our acequia culture and agricultural traditions... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 06:24:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jolene Vasquez Sun, 20 Mar 2016 06:24:05 +0000 I would like to see trails and parks in the open space of La Cieneguilla in the “open space”.

“Strong evidence show that when people have access to parks, they exercise more. Regular physical activity has been shown to increase health and reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer and diabetes. Physical activity also relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety, improves mood, and enhances psychological well-being. Beyond the benefits of exercise, a growing body of research shows that contact with the natural world improves physical and psychological health”

“City parks and open space improve physical and psychological health, strengthen communities, and make our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work”.