Playing sports does more than whittle your waistline and firm up your calves. Physical exercise is good for mind, body and spirit. It has long been thought that the many facets of playing sport—the discipline of training, learning teamwork, following the leadership of coaches and captains, learning to lose—provide lifelong skills for athletes. A growing body of research literature finds that in addition to improved physical health, sport plays a primarily positive role in youth development, including improved academic achievement, higher self-esteem, fewer behavioral problems, and better psychosocial. The Macomb Park District manages several facilities that span the field for a variety of different sporting activities. From miniature golf to ball diamonds we strive for diversity in athletic pastime choices.