Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP invite the community to join them for Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship and Fun, a series of free monthly walks 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 second walk in the series is Healthy Living: Just Add Rhythm, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 at Losco Regional Park, one of Jacksonville’s premier neighborhood parks. Participants should meet at the pavilion next to the play area at 10931 Hood Rd. S. in Mandarin at 9 a.m. The morning will include stretching, a one to two-mile walk on Losco’s natural surface trails through pristine woods, and a stress-reducing and fun drumming session under the spreading oak trees of the park. Drums will be provided, but guests are asked to please bring a folding chair, wear comfortable shoes for the walk, and bring a full reusable water bottle. The event is free and snacks will be provided. Participants are asked to register at timucuanparks.org/healthy-living.
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 adventure 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 enhances Jacksonville’s natural areas through community engagement, education and enjoyment. 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.