“We Walk PHL is awesome. It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty outside. It’s free and a great way to reduce stress. I have lost a few pounds and gained a few friends.” – Robin, We Walk PHL: East Fairmount Park participant
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 2019 We Walk PHL season, walks will take place in Clark Park, East Fairmount Park, FDR Park, Hunting Park, Lanier Playground, Rose Playground, Tacony Creek Park, Vernon Park, West Fairmount Park, and the Woodlands.
For walk schedules, meeting locations, and other relevant updates, please visit the We Walk PHL public group page on Facebook.