Frances Boynes from the Miami County Park District spoke at the Tipp City Rotary Club on January 20, 2010. Frances discussed the benefits of outdoor recreation. Being outside provides a wide variety of physical and mental benefits. These benefits range from overall better health to improved test scores in school. The Miami County Park District offers a wide variety of programs to encourage family and children to go outside and play. For more information on the parks and programs, please visit www.miamicountyparks.com or better yet, get outside and visit your local park.