healthy community hikes
In an effort to promote a more active healthy lifestyle that provides more “tools” beyond wholesome foods and community nutrition education, Bon Secours New York Health System partnered with Friends of Van Cortlandt Park to sponsor a series of heart-pumping hikes to bring members of the community out to enjoy their own backyard. These hikes provided opportunities to explore and discover what is free in our neighborhood. During the fall of 2010, the Friends hosted three separate hikes throughout the park that gradually increased in distance while participants further explored all that the park has to offer, including running trails, tennis courts, horse stables, public golf course, and community pool. We encourage to discover all that is free right in your own backyard!