Monthly GO Walks*

April 27 at 11:30 am Naturalist-led walk through Hart's Woods.
Location: Aquatics Center & Nature Museum, 860 Hart Rd., Round Lake
May 18 at 10:00 am Mental Health Awareness Walk & Stroller Roll.
Location: Community Center, 814 Hart Rd, Round Lake
June 18 at 6:30 pm Walk with Squatch in Hart's Woods.
Location: Aquatics Center & Nature Museum, 860 Hart Rd., Round Lake
June 26 at 4:00 pm Round Lake Area Park District Families Wellness Walk.
Location: Community Center, 814 Hart Rd, Round Lake
July 19 at 6:00 am Daybreak Walk & Stroller Roll.
Location: Fairfield Park, 350 N. Fairfield Rd., Round Lake
Aug. 16 at 8:00 pm Evening Glow Walk & Stroller Roll.
Location: Sutton on the Lake Park, 2451 N. Silver Oaks Dr., Round Lake Beach
Sept. 20 at 6:00 pm Superhero Walk & Stroller Roll.
Location: Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach
Oct. 28 at 6:00 pm Spooky Halloween Costume Parade.
Location: Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach
Nov. 15 at 5:00 pm For the Love of Fall Nature Walk Through Shag Bark Nature Preserve.
Location: Shag Bark Nature Preserve, 1940 N. Lotus Dr., Round Lake Heights
Dec. 13 at 5:00 pm Walk Indoors Around The Sports Center Soccer Field.
Location: Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach



*Dates/times are subject to change. Check our Facebook group for more information: www.facebook.com/groups/GORoundlakearea


Mission

GO Round Lake Area is a community wellness movement, presented by the Round Lake Area Park District, designed to increase community health and wellness through activity, education, and collaboration.

Together with community members, government agencies, clubs, organizations, businesses, and schools, GO Round Lake Area seeks to create more awareness of the benefits of walking and a walkable community.

Background

In September 2015, at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference, then U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was speaking about his call to action for the United States - Step It Up. His program focuses on promoting optimal health before disease occurs, and accessibility for everyone to safe spaces to walk or wheelchair role. Dr. Murthy explained only 30 minutes of walking can significantly improve a person's quality of life and "parks save lives."

The U.S Surgeon General asked everyone in the nation to play their role in building a great American community, a place where being physically active is not only easy, but more engaging and fun!

Get GOing

The goal of GO Round Lake Area is to get everyone in our community to walk for 30 minutes a day. By increasing the availability of these community walks, with support from the park district, friends, family, and community organizations, we want to get everyone moving more, educated on the benefits of walking, and improving their overall health & wellness. The benefits of walking include:

  • Weight less and maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Prevents or manages various conditions including: heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces risk of coronary heart disease, breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Leads to a longer life
  • Enhances mental wellbeing
  • Improves sleep
  • Supports healthy joints
  • Slows mental decline
  • And so much MORE!

Did you know...?

The Round Lake Area Park District has 58 parks and over 520 acres of open space and/or hiking and biking trails.


Get Social

Show us your walking spirit on Facebook (@rlapd) or Instagram (@roundlakeareaparkdistrict) and use the tag #GORoundLakeArea.