Parks Department Starts the New Year with Community Walking Program

This January, meet other community members with shared goals and together take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle.

The City of Goshen’s Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Goshen College and Medicine Reimagined DPC to create a local chapter of Walk with a Doc, a national program that combines creating a habit of walking with health education.

Through this program, all scheduled walks —the first Monday of each month—are free and open to the public; a registration will be required. All walks will start at 6 p.m. and they will be held at the Goshen College Recreation-Fitness Center January–March and Pringle Park, 1912 W. Lincoln Ave., April–December.

Each month, the walk will start with a short session in which participants will learn about a health topic from a healthcare provider; the rest of the hour is for participants to enjoy a healthy walk and fun conversation.

The program kicks off Monday, January 3, at Goshen College. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tanya Heyde and Recreational Supervisor Kimberlee Stephens will participate in the first walk.

To register, go to follow the instructions on the right-hand column under sign-up. For additional questions about the program or registration, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 534-2901.