When: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Congress Springs Quarry, off Highway 9, west of Toll Gate Road
The City of Saratoga’s Parks and Recreation Commission will lead its first guided walk of 2013 on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Congress Springs Quarry, located off of Highway 9, a quarter of a mile west of Toll Gate Road. The event will begin with a brief kick-off ceremony. Council Member Howard Miller and the Parks and Recreation Commission members will act as guides on this walk. Parking is available at the entrance of the Quarry. Wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and a pair of walking shoes. Light refreshments will be served.
The Parks and Recreation Commission created this program to help the City of Saratoga meet its goal of becoming a Let's Move City, in 2012, which is part of theLet's Move Initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama. The initiative is designed to encourage local governments to develop long-term, sustainable approaches to reducing childhood obesity. The Commission accomplished its goal of hosting a total of three walks in 2012. The City has recommitted to the Let’s Move activities for 2013 and the PRC will be coordinating 3 more events during this calendar year.__________________________________________
To see a list of all of Saratoga's various trails, visit the City's Trail Maps page.
To read more about the importance of walking or to connect with other walking enthusiasts, visit the Everybody WALK website.
PREVIOUS GUIDED WALK EVENTS
Let's Walk #3
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Fremont Older Open Space Preserve located at 22898 Propect Road in Saratoga
Let's Walk #2
When: Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Villa Montalvo located at 15400 Montalvo Road in Saratoga
Let's Walk #1
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Joe’s Trail at Saratoga De Anza trailhead in Congress Springs Park located at 12940 Glen Brae Drive