We Walk PHL seeks to promote positive health outcomes, increase use of Philadelphia’s park system, and create opportunities for people to pursue fitness goals while meeting their neighbors.
We Walk PHL is a free walking group that meets several times per week at various public parks. Launched as a pilot program in 2017, We Walk PHL is a partnership between Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philly Powered, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. This year’s official program will launch in early May and run for 8 weeks, with a 6-week fall session picking back up in early September.
Walking group leaders are recruited from the communities surrounding the parks, and receive training from We Walk program staff. Walks take place one-three days per week at each site, and last around an hour. For the 2018 We Walk PHL season, walks will take place in East Fairmount Park, FDR Park, Hunting Park, Tacony Creek Park, and West Fairmount Park.