Healthy Hearts With Parks Fun Walks

The Parks and Recreation Department is now underway with year two of the Healthy Hearts and Parks Fun Walks in the City of El Paso. The walks, which focus on health-related topics along with the monthly two-mile walk, have become very popular.

Sierra Providence Health Network is the sponsor of the event, which is open to individuals of all ages. The activities around the walk are geared to make more people aware of the importance in understanding their body and the importance of nutrition. The walks are also an opportunity for people to check their body fat content, blood pressure and take part in other healthy initiatives courtesy of Sierra Providence. Each walking event is two miles and will enable the participants to visit various parks in the community while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Information on the Healthy Hearts and Parks Walks is available at 541-4331.

Joe Rodriguez, Recreation Services Manager for the Parks Department says, "Walking can be a very healthy and safe exercise and with our corporate partners, can lead to a fit lifestyle and an excellent chance to meet new people."

The City Recreation centers are currently forming walking clubs. Should you or anyone you know like to be a part of the upcoming walks or join a walking club in your area, call 541-4331. The schedule below shows the walking schedule culminating with an awards ceremony in October for those that participated in the most walks.

Healthy Hearts & Parks Fun Walks 2006
(All walks begin at 9:00 a.m.)

July 15 Veterans Park 5301 Salem St.
August 12 Dick Shinaut Park 11701 Rufus Brijalba (Saul Kleinfeld)
September 16 Marwood Park 4325 River Bend
October 14 Marty Robbins 11600 Vista Del Sol
November 11 Memorial Park 1701 Copia