Attila Bality

Attila is an outdoor recreation planner with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program. He has been involved with parks, trails and open space issues in New Mexico and the southwest for over 25 years. Attila’s work is focused on helping local communities improve and enhance parks, open space, trails and river corridors. Many of his projects engage youth in planning and on-the-ground activities. More recently, Attila’s interests have focused on parks, trails and community health. He was instrumental in creating the Albuquerque Prescription Trails program, now a national model. He is co-lead for the National Park Service Healthy Recreation Community of Practice providing resources and training for staff across the country that are integrating community health into parks and trails projects. Attila works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Places program in the development of tools and measurements to increase the value of parks and trails to the public health sector.

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