Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP are partnering for Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship and Fun. It is a series of free monthly walks which will be held this fall on Thursdays in parks and preserves on the First Coast. The series is designed to promote healthy living by teaching new ways to get fit and to show the therapeutic effects a walk in the park can provide.
The first walk, Healthy Living: Food and Fitness, will be Thursday, Sept. 12 on the “S-Line” in downtown Jacksonville. Participants should meet at the Emmett Reed Community Center at 1093 W. 6th St. at 9 a.m., wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. The morning will start with stretching, then organizers will lead a one-mile walk on the paved off-road S-line to the Sugar Hill mosaic. The walk will be followed by a presentation and sampling of healthy food options by the UF Duval County Extension. The event is free and snacks will be provided, but participants are asked to register at timucuanparks.org/healthy-living.
Healthy Living: Just Add Rhythm will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Losco Regional Park at 10931 Hood Rd. S. The Healthy Living Series in November, titled Hike into History, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Fort Caroline National Memorial at 12713 Fort Caroline Rd. and Healthy Living: Art in the Park will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Jacksonville Arboretum at 1445 Millcoe Rd.
Each Healthy Living series will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 12 p.m. For more information on each event, please visit timucuanparks.org/healthy-living or contact Felicia Boyd, program and outreach director with Timucuan Parks Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-463-1799.
About Timucuan Parks Foundation
The Timucuan Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that preserves, promotes and protects Jacksonville’s vast network of preservation parks. The foundation originated in 1999 with the Preservation Project Jacksonville, Inc. to identify and assist in acquiring the most vulnerable and environmentally sensitive lands in Duval County. The acquisition of lands created the largest urban park system in the United States. The Timucuan Parks Foundation works with park partners, including the National Park Service, Florida State Parks and the City of Jacksonville, to promote environmental stewardship, the health benefits of the parks and preserves, and an appreciation for Jacksonville’s special outdoor spaces. For more information, visit timucuanparks.org.