For overall citizen happiness, a city needs a strong park system and wilderness environments. These areas increase the health and well-being of the citizens who live nearby, making neighborhoods more approachable and friendly. Research from the U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) shows an undeniably positive connection between access to community areas and the likelihood of someone choosing to exercise. Easily accessible open space in the vicinity of where people live encourages physical activity and neighborhood camaraderie. Parks frequently become the unique hub of their area and are an investment in the growth of a neighborhood. Aware of the importance of green spaces and committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Marcus Hiles has contributed to the transformation of multiple Texas cities with his generous gift of land for green space development. The hope is that this will inspire residents to get outside, growing an amazing place to live, work, and play. His mandate for eco-friendly business extends throughout the company, which plants thousands of trees each year, to include an overall go of eco-friendliness and personal health. Neighborhoods with access to green space and surrounded by vegetation, wildlife, and other living things are healthier, friendlier, and allow residents to grow in a prosperous direction.