Mayor Don Walters Announces Neighborhood Walking Trails
Aug 14, 2019
Mayor Don Walters is proud to announce the creation of nine Neighborhood Walking Trails throughout the City of Cuyahoga Falls to help provide access to fitness opportunities in neighborhoods. The trails will officially launch on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 10 a.m.
“The Neighborhood Walking Trails reinforce the city’s commitment to the health of our community and to bringing city programs and services into our neighborhoods,” stated Mayor Walters. “We all know that regular physical activity is important to our physical and mental health and well-being, and this will allow neighbors an opportunity to strengthen community relationships while being physically active.”
The Cuyahoga Falls Neighborhood Walking Trails range from 1 mile to 1.5 miles and are marked at ¼ mile intervals so that walkers can set their starting and stopping points and total distance. The walking trail project was spearheaded by Natatorium Programming Supervisor Karyn Petty.
“As we offer these new walking trails throughout the city, we hope to allow people to get out and walk at their own pace, and have a measurable distance to walk locally,” stated Petty. “The walking trails also offer the added benefit of increasing sense of community in our neighborhoods.”
Neighborhood Walking Trails:
- Searl Street Neighborhood Walking Trail – 1.5 Miles – Includes Searl St., Stuart Ave., Tallmadge Rd., Davis Ave., Hanover St., and Broadway St. East.
- Chestnut Boulevard Neighborhood Walking Trail - 1.5 Miles – Includes Chestnut Blvd., 3rd St., Grant Ave., and 14th St.
- Broad Boulevard Neighborhood Walking Trail – 1 Mile - North side of Broad Blvd. between 3rd St. and 20th St.
- Oakwood Drive Neighborhood Walking Trail – 1.5 Miles –East side of Oakwood Dr. between 4th St. and Graham Rd.
- Hunter Parkway Neighborhood Walking Trail – 1 Mile – Hunter Pkwy. from E. Bath Rd. to State Rd.
- Linden Park Neighborhood Walking Trail – 1 Mile – Includes Kathron Ave., Norwood St., Hollywood Ave., and Kilarney St.
- Price School Neighborhood Walking Trail – 1 Mile – Includes Myrtle Ave., Bailey Rd., Suncrest Dr., Center Ave., and Wichert Dr.
- River Estates Neighborhood Walking Trail– 1 Mile – Includes Oak Park Blvd., Ruth Ave., and Owaisa Rd.
- Keyser Parkway Neighborhood Walking Trail - 1 Mile – West side of Keyser Pkwy. from Chart Rd. into Keyser Park.
The Physical Activity Guideline for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week. Walking is one of the most popular forms of physical activity, offering low-impact cardio exercise that does not require any special skills or equipment. Walking raises the heart rate, works major muscle groups, and lowers blood pressure, leading to better physical and mental health, fitness, and weight management.
For more information about the Neighborhood Walking Trails including trail maps, please visit http://www.cityofcf.com/departments/parks-recreation/walking-trails.