This week, registrations opened for all of the Indianapolis Greenways Partnership's fall programs. We have a wide range of ways to interact and use Indy Greenways in the fall and more programs are being developed.
If health and fitness is your thing, we have our popular Walk With a Doc program occurring on the B&O Trail on September 16 and on the Pleasant Run Greenway in Garfield Park on October 21. Both Walk With a Doc programs begin at 1:00 pm. Of particular note, the October date on Pleasant Run Greenway is during the height of the fall colors in the park and provides a stunning backdrop to the walk.
Our Walk With a Dietitian on the Fall Creek Greenway will continue on September 16 at 10:00 am. This is a great way to enjoy a casual walk and learn a bit about healthy eating. We have also just added a Walk With a Dietitian on the Fall Creek Greenway- Thanksgiving Edition on Saturday November 18 to help you get your holidays off to a healthy start. The Walk With a Dietitian program is hosted in conjunction with the Marion County Public Health Department.
Finally, we round out our health and fitness programming on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm with our Get Moving on the Indy Greenways walking program. September's walk will take place at the Pleasant Run Greenway at Garfield Park.
If exploring the greenways' cultural elements is your things, we have four fall programs that will help you explore the greenways and learn more about some of the historic, cultural, and unique areas along Indy Greenways. On September 9 is our Art on the Greenways: Pleasant Run Greenway Public Art Bike Tour that will explore public art along and near the Pleasant Run Greenway. Our art tours are hosted in conjunction with the Indy Arts Council and are always popular.
October 7 is our Johnson Road Trail/Fall Creek Greenway Family Bike Ride on the Fall Creek Trail. This 10-mile family oriented ride follows the Johnson Road Trail to Skiles Test Nature Park and Fall Creek Greenway and will explore several significant cultural sites along the way. Along the route there will be stops at the Amy Brier/Sharon Fullingim sculpture at the Fall Creek Preserve, Skiles Test Nature Park, historic Woollen’s Gardens, and Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park. The ride is appropriate for all ages.
And finally, we are partnering with the City's Land Stewardship Division for two Nature Hikes along the Fall Creek Greenway in October. The Adventure Nature Hike with Indy Land Stewardship: Woollen's Gardens will explore this unique nature preserve along the greenway that has limited public access. The Friday hike will begin at 1:30 pm and the Saturday hike will begin at 10:00 am. Join us for this unique opportunity to see one of the gems of the Indy Greenways system.
We have several great opportunities to get out and explore Indy Greenways this fall. All programs are free and most are open to those of all abilities (unless noted differently). We encourage folks to pre-register to secure their place in the program and in order to provide contact information in case you need to be contacted for weather cancellations or other program information. Please see our website and Facebook page for program information and registration links and watch for more programs coming soon!
About the Indianapolis Greenways Partnership: The Indianapolis Greenways Partnership is a public-private partnership that provides creative programming which broadens user engagement with Indy Greenways, builds support for the system, and catalyzes further investment in Indy Greenways. The Partnership’s efforts are based upon the premise that providing broad opportunities for residents to engage with the greenways helps to build lifelong advocates, support, and demand for continued investment in the greenway system.
Our Community Partners:
Parks Alliance of Indianapolis
Indy Arts Council
Jump IN for Healthy Kids
Marion County Public Health Department
CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions
Reconnecting to our Waterways