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2,200 Participate in International Walk to School Day

Kids walked and rolled in record numbers on International Walk to School Day, Oct. 4, 2017. At Winter Park consortium schools, parents walked with kids (and dogs) on this annual day that celebrates the simple joy of walking to school. Kids created posters at Lakemont Elementary School, where a record 148 participants joined the colorful parade to school. “Don’t text and Drive”, “Keep Kids Safe”, “Slow Down” – were the key messages. And…”Walking is fun!”

We agree – walking is fun. And it’s healthy and helps children be ready to learn. The more you burn, the more you learn!

In all, 2,201 students from ten area schools participated, along with the mayor of Maitland, Dale McDonald and School Board Representative, Nancy Robbinson and several city council members, parents and advocates from Maitland, Winter Park and Eatonville.

Click here to read more from our friends at Healthy Central Florida, including a news story and more pictures.

Bike From Park to Park

Bike From Park to ParkDid you know March is Florida’s Bicycle Month?  The City of Winter Park is celebrating by joining the city’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Board to host the 5th Annual Bike from Park to Park on Friday, March 22, at 8 a.m.

Bike from Park to Park is a free scenic bike ride that begins at Central Park West Meadow located at the corner of Morse Boulevard and New York Avenue. The ride is approximately 3.5 miles, takes bicyclists through Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Mead Botanical Garden, by Azalea Lane Recreation Center, and back to Central Park West Meadow, where refreshments will be provided. Bike from Park to Park supports the mission to promote a viable and safe pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly infrastructure of Winter Park.

This is a great activity for the entire family.  Bicycling is a fun activity that gets your family moving and staying fit.  Remember to always wear a proper fitting helmet, adjust your bike to fit properly and watch for and avoid hazards on the road. Come out this Friday and enjoy a fun filled morning of bike riding.  For more information on Bike from Park to Park click here.