{phx} walk

June 25, 2015

During my recent park visits and since school has been out and I haven’t headed on my summer trip(s) yet, I’ve noticed that there are so many WALK PHX signs at all the parks. I know these aren’t new, but I guess I just never paid that much attention to them before. A little digging online helped me realize that WALK PHX is a part of the FitPHX citywife healthy-living initiative that was originally started by Mayor Greg Station, Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman. According to the website, “the goal is to create programs and utilize existing resources to improve health and wellness in the region and make the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation. The program encourages residents to lead healthier lifestyles, focusing on childhood and adult obesity, nutrition education, walking, bicycling, the use of public transportation and healthy worksites.”

I like it because one thing that’s really nice about many of the parks near where I currently live have nice walking paths. Now there are finally signs and plaques so walkers know how far they are walking. I’ve also noticed a much of metal mile makers that have been added into the cement, which makes keeping track even easier! Too bad it’s getting a bit too warm to be outside in PHX!

 

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Walking @ Steele Indian School Park

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Walking @ Verde Park

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