Forest & Nature Therapy @ Buxton Park

  • 907 N D Street | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Presented By: Forest Spirit LLC
  • Dates: October 22, 2022
  • Location: Buxton Park
  • Start/End Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: $30
  • Overview

    Join Indianola Parks & Recreation & Forest Spirit LLC for a Nature and Forest Therapy Walk on October 22,from 9am - 11:30am! The walk will take place at Buxton Park, 907 North D Street. Take time to relax, disconnect and feed your soul.

    This gentle guided walk will focus on using all your senses to explore Buxton Park. This walk is based on shinrin-yoku or forest therapy which has shown to reduce stress, increase creativity, lower blood pressure, provide relaxation, offer a connection with nature and many other health benefits.
    Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign a waiver. We will meet near the gazebo. Small sit mats will be available for use. You may want to bring a small chair, blanket, bug spray, and bottle of water. Dress to be outside and wear comfortable shoes.

    This program is geared towards those 16 and older. No pets please.

    The cost is $30 per person. Please register by October 17,2022 at

    Karen Johlas-Szalkowski is a certified guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and has been leading environmental education and outdoor recreation programs for over 20 years. She is delighted to partner with Indianola Parks and Recreation for this walk. If you have any questions, please email