The weather’s lovely. Take a walk to a park

Published on October 07, 2022

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Now that there is a hint of autumn in the air, it’s a perfect time to join National Walk to a Park Day on Monday, Oct. 10.

10/10 celebrates the anniversary of the 10-Minute Walk program at Trust for Public Land, and World Mental Health Day. As an inaugural participant in the Trust for Public Land’s Park Equity Accelerator, the City of Fort Worth advocates for Walk to a Park Day.

National Walk to a Park Day is a day to celebrate the parks we have and draw attention to the parks we need.

Everyone is encouraged to take a walk to a park and share in the celebration. And don’t forget to take some photos and selfies from your walk to your local park and tag @10minwalk on Twitter and #WalktoAParkDay.

In July, Mayor Mattie Parker announced that the City of Fort Worth joined as an inaugural member of the 10-Minute Walk Park Equity Accelerator, an initiative of the Trust for Public Land, which is supporting a cohort of cities across the U.S. with funding and expertise to address longstanding barriers to outdoor equity.

The 10-Minute Walk program works with more than 300 mayors and city leaders across 48 states to close the park equity gap and address cities’ pressing needs around health, resilience, environmental protection, economic development and community building through parks.

The 10-Minute Walk Park Equity Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind initiative, addressing the root causes of park inequities shared by many of the 10-Minute Walk program’s champion cities.



Photo: Fort Worth has many quality, accessible parks. Visit one on Monday.



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