District 4 Public Health Promotion partnered with Heard County Parks & Recreation to enhance their existing walking trails by purchasing mileage signs.  The trails consist of two (2) loops – 1.1 mile outer loop and .75 inner loop.

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Large sign at entrance to trails

A large sign was placed at the entrance of the two (2) walking trails.  The inner and outer loops are identified on the large sign by using different colors – red for the outer loop and blue for the inner loop.  Smaller mileage signs were placed strategically along the trails reflecting the colors of each loop.

Partnering with District 4 and Heard County Parks & Recreation on this project was Get Healthy, Live Well – Tanner Health System.  Tanner created a walking group – The Heard County Bench Warmers.  The Bench Warmers consist of parents and park participants that walk the trails while their children participate in group sports sponsored by the recreation department.  Participants were given activity trackers to log their steps/mileage and after having logged 100 miles were able to turn in their completed trackers for a T-shirt provided by Tanner’s Get Healthy, Live Well.

In the fall of 2015, twelve (12) participants completed 100 miles or more for T-shirts.  Tanner continues to promote the walking group by handing out flyers and trackers to interested parents.  They plan to continue supporting the trails in the future.

 

For more information on how you can be a part of this walking program, click here.