Timucuan Parks Foundation, AARP and Women of Color host Healthy Living Series
Monthly walks on Wednesdays in Jacksonville Preservation Parks
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb.15, 2019 – Timucuan Parks Foundation has partnered with AARP and Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc. for a monthly walk on Wednesdays in preservation parks on the First Coast. The series, titled Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship and Fun, was designed to promote healthy living and the therapeutic effects a walk in the park can provide.
The first walk will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Castaway Island at 2885 San Pablo Road South. Healthy Living: Nature Therapy will include stretching and an approximately one-mile ranger-led walk on the paved path to the marsh overlook. Castaway Island Preserve is located along the Intracoastal Waterway and is ideal for spotting marshland wildlife within the adjacent intricate salt march ecosystem. Participants are asked to pre-register at https://bit.ly/2N0tJan. Please meet at the educational center at 9 a.m., wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Snacks will be provided.
Healthy Living: March into Spring will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at 500 Wonderwood Drive. The Healthy Living Series in April will also be held at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park on Wednesday, April 17 and is titled Healthy Living: Art in the Park.
Each Healthy Living series will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 12 p.m. For more information, please contact Felicia Boyd, program and outreach director with Timucuan Parks Foundation, at [email protected] or 904-463-1799.
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Contact: Kelly White, (904) 616-8754, [email protected]
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.