One Step at a Time: Creating a Walking Program in Your Community

Category: Recreation Programming | Healthy Lifestyles

Date: Wednesday, May 3

Kevin Witte, Mountlake Terrace Recreation & Parks
Sarah Sandquist, City of Kenmore
Todd Cort, Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Session Description:

In September 2015, the Surgeon General made a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities.  In just 22 minutes a day, you can drastically improve your health. Creating a walking culture in your city or community is not as hard as it may seem. In this session, attendees will learn about ways to promote and create a culture of walking. Learn how to create a walking program on your own or partner with local community groups to get your citizens moving. Program examples come from the City of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, and Kenmore. Each offers a walking program that is free to the community and very popular.