Timucuan Parks Foundation, AARP and Women of Color Cultural Foundation Host Healthy Living: Art in the Park

Monthly event will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at Hanna Park

Timucuan Parks Foundation, AARP and Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc. are hosting their monthly event in the Healthy Living series on Wednesday, April 17 at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The organizations created the series, titled “Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship and Fun,” to promote healthy living and the therapeutic effects a walk in the park can provide.

Healthy Living: Art in the Park is designed to allow participants to enjoy the benefits of spending time in nature while they relax, observe, and breathe in the outdoors and try their hand at “plein air” or open-air painting or drawing. No experience is necessary. Art materials will be supplied, but participants are welcome to bring their own. The event is free, but pre-registration is required and can be done at https://bit.ly/2FJX8lJ.

The event will include a one-mile walk led by a Hanna Park ranger. Participants should wear comfortable closed-toe shoes for the walk, wear clothing they don’t mind getting paint on and bring a reusable water bottle. Snacks will be provided.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Drive. Participants should let the front gate know they are there for the Healthy Living series to get free access into the park. Parking will be at the shelters on the east side of the lake (turn right at the first 4-way stop after you enter the park).

Healthy Living: Art in the Park will last until 12 p.m. For more information, please contact Felicia Boyd, program and outreach director with Timucuan Parks Foundation, at fboyd@timucuanparks.org or 904-463-1799.