To increase physical activity and to serve local families and individuals, the Parks Department, the Parks Foundation, the Deering Estate at Cutler, and the Deering Estate Foundation will launch a community walking program that is accessible and welcoming to all. “Walk for Life” is a volunteer supported walking program to get all ages and abilities moving and gaining the health benefits of regular exercise. Participants in this FREE, year-round program sign in at the beginning/end of each walk to track their miles, are given a map of various community walking trails with local interpretive information, and are connected to other walkers on their level. Encouragement comes from the support of volunteer walk leaders and regular check-ins. The program will include development of a pilot/special community App to measure and track fitness progress with a pedometer.
Idea No. 116