Nature & Forest Therapy Walk

  • 705 N Buxton St | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Presented By: Warren County Conservation Board
  • Dates: July 17, 2021
  • Location: Buxton Park
  • Phone: (515) 961-6169
  • Start/End Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $20
  • Overview

    Warren County Conservation & Indianola Parks and Recreation will be hosting a nature & forest therapy guided walk. We invite you to unplug, slow down, and experience mindfulness in nature. This gentle three-hour walk will focus on using all your senses to explore Buxton Park. A certified guide with the Association of Nature And Forest Therapy Association will lead you through nature explorations. This walk is based on Shinrin-yoku or forest therapy that can provide many positive health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, decreased anxiety, increased focus, relaxation, and a connection with nature.

    Please come prepared by wearing comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for the weather.  You might want to bring a light snack and drinking water.  A small backpack, sunscreen, and bug repellent may be useful.  You are welcome to bring a mat to sit on or a small camping chair. There will be small sit mats available for use. We will hike if there is light rain, so bring rain gear.  Please meet near the gazebo. This program is geared towards those 16 and up. No pets.

    The charge for this event is $20 per person, please bring exact change or a check the day of the event. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Registration is required at Please register by July 15, 2021. There is limited space and a minimum of 4 participants is required to host this walk.