As you may know by now, NRPA is partnering with The Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute on a nationwide 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to ensure that each person in every US city has a park within a 10-minute walk. This wellness blog gives an updated view on how your department can get involved.
According to NRPA, one and three Americans do not have a park within a 10-minute walk. That’s a number totaling more than 100 million people! The 10-minute Walk campaign aims to change this alarming statistic.
NCRPA would love to see the leaders of your community join this campaign! This link contains a list of over 150 cities across America who have already joined the campaign. There are a few from North Carolina, including Durham, Charlotte, Louisburg, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro!
The NCRPA Wellness Initiative has covered this campaign extensively over the past few months. Personally, I believe that all citizens should have easy access to park spaces. If you are interested in learning how to get involved with this campaign, check out this wellness toolkit page.
This month, NRPA is offering a FREE Webinar to learn more about the 10-Minute Walk campaign. Below, I've included the webinar description:
"Join us on August 30th for a live virtual 10-Minute Walk Q&A session as part of the 10-Minute Walk Learning Series! During the Q&A session, you will have a chance to ask your peers about their success on topics related to the 10-Minute Walk commitments. This month, we are exploring equity, including prioritization models, design, community activation, and more."
The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 30th at 1:00 pm, and will be able to provide in-depth information about the campaign.
To register for this webinar, click this link.
I hope that your community is able to pursue this opportunity and take the 10-minute walk commitment!
Until next time,