Dr. Park serves as a Co-Chair of USDA NIFA National Multi-state Research Group for the 2020-2021 term!

NE-1962 Multistate Research Group is composed of scholars and extension researchers in various universities across the nation to study and provide evidence for the role of and mechanisms by which parks and other green environments support human well-being in three areas (1) health, (2) environmental literacy, (3) community vibrancy/resilience) and extend the knowledge gained to practitioners and other affected groups. For details, check out the website and NIMSS project description.

Current partnering states include Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, and West Virginia.