Fall fitness fun at Philly parks with We Walk PHL | Department of Public Health – City of Philadelphia (.gov)
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by SueAnn Rybak, Communications Associate
We Walk PHL is a free walking group that meets several times per week at various public parks. The fall season of We Walk PHL runs through October 31. View the list of sites below, grab your sneakers, and hit the trail! If you need more encouragement, check out these five reasons to join We Walk PHL today!
1) Meet new people
Joining We Walk PHL provides an opportunity to make new friends who enjoy spending time outdoors.
2) You can do it for free
There is no fee to join. You don’t have to pay for a gym membership or buy a treadmill. Just grab a comfortable pair of shoes and get moving.
3) Enjoy nature
The fall is the perfect time to immerse yourself in nature. The leaves begin to change colors and the weather becomes cooler. If you are lucky, you might even see a woodpecker, hawk, turtle or deer.
4) Support and encouragement
Walking with a friend will hold you accountable. It will motivate you to be more active. You are more likely to reach your goal if a friend is cheering you on.
5) It’s fun
Walking in nature and chatting with a friend is a lot more fun than walking on a treadmill. Exercising doesn’t have to be exhausting. Forget the sit-ups and go for a stroll in the park.
Bartram’s Garden—5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Carroll Park—meet at 59th Street and Girard Ave.—Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Clark Park—meet at 43rd and Chester. Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Cobbs Creek Park—meet at 61st and Cobbs Creek Pkwy. Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
East Fairmount Park—meet at the Discovery Center parking lot, 3401 Reservoir Dr. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m.
East Fairmount Park – Kelly Drive—meet at Cosmic Café. Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
FDR Park—meet at FDR Park Boathouse, 1500 Pattison Ave. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Fernhill Park—meet at Abbottsford and McKean Ave. Mondays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Hunting Park—Meet at Huntington Recreation Center. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Lanier Park / playground—meet at 29th St. and Morris St. Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6:30 a.m.
Malcolm X Park—meet at 51st St. and Larchwood Ave. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
Pennypack on the Delaware—meet at 7801 State Rd. Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Rose Playground—meet at 1300 N. 75th St., on the track. Mondays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
Tacony Creek Park—meet at Tabor and Olney Ave. Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
Vernon Park—meet at 5800 Germantown Ave. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
West Fairmount Park—meet at Concourse Lake, Belmont Avenue and Concourse Dr. Sundays at 2 p.m.
The program is a collaboration among:
It is funded in part by the Pa. Department of Health’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.