NYC Parks and Harlem Hospital Center to Dedicate Walk It Out! Trail at Marcus Gravey Park
NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White will join Harlem Hospital Center Chief of Staff Sylvia White, Harlem Hospital Center's Dr. Olajide Williams, Walk It Out! Program Coordinators Monique Hedmann and Amparo Abel-Bey, NYC Parks Deputy Commissioner Larry Scott Blackmon, and Walk It Out! participants to dedicate a new designated walking trail with banners at Marcus Garvey Park on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center.
Walk It Out! is a program run through the Harlem Hospital Center with the goal of increasing physical activity among older adults. Volunteer-led walking clubs meet at parks throughout Harlem, engaging the community in physical activity to help lead healthier lives.
At Marcus Garvey Park, NYC Parks installed eight banners and a bench along the park's perimeter, creating a designated walking trail. The banners indicate distance markers, health tips, and inspirational messages.
Funding for the banners and bench were secured by Harlem Hospital Center through a Healthy Eating and Active Living by Design grant from the New York State Department of Health, which funds the Walk It Out! program at Harlem Hospital Center.