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Henderson Mayor Debra March Recognizes National “Walk to a Park Day”

Celebrating The 10-Minute Walk Campaign’s One-Year Anniversary

October 09, 2018 - 1:25 pm

HENDERSON, NV (KXNT) - Mayor Debra March is joining The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association and the Urban Land Institute on Oct. 10 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign and highlight the importance of parks and public green spaces to the quality of life in Henderson. Mayor March is working with more than 200 mayors across the country to support the ambitious goal of ensuring that all residents of Henderson, and residents of other cities in the nation, live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or open space.

“We place a high value on the availability of healthy outdoor recreation opportunities in Henderson,” said Mayor March. “Our participation in the 10-Minute Walk Campaign is another demonstration of our commitment to the creation and maintenance of a network of high-quality parks, trails and green spaces in Henderson. We want all of our residents to be able to access one of our wonderful parks or open spaces within a 10-minute walk from their home.”

Mayor March is encouraging everyone in Henderson to walk to their nearest park to promote the benefits of parks and open space.

High-quality parks have been proven to provide a wide range of benefits to people living in suburban and urban areas through opportunities to be physically active and to interact with nature, their neighbors, and their surroundings. Economic benefits include boosting local businesses and helping to revitalize neighborhoods. Environmental benefits include cleaning and cooling the air, improving climate resilience, and providing opportunities for environmental education.

Launched one year ago, the 10-Minute Walk Campaign is part of a multi-year collaboration between cities and mayors across the country in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association and Urban Land Institute. This bipartisan campaign has now grown to include more than 200 mayors across the countries who are working to advance equitable park access, from updating city master plans to pursuing local ballot measures to ensure dedicated funding for parks and open space.

To participate in Walk to a Park Day on Oct. 10, residents can share their park and playground experiences on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and use #10MinWalk and #WalkToAParkDay.