Monthly GO Walks*

Our monthly Go Round Lake Area walks are starting up again! All the walks are free, but registration is required.

NAME DATE TIME PLACE PROGRAM
Welcome Spring - Go Round Lake Walk Saturday, March 20, 2021 9-10 a.m. Sports Center Trail Program #13465
Earth Day - Go Round Lake Walk
Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:30 a.m. to noon Rolek Community Center outside
Program #13466
May Day - Go Round Lake Walk Saturday, May 1, 2021 9-10 a.m. Rollins Savannah Forest Preserve Program #13467
National Trails Day - Go Round Lake Walk Saturday, June 5, 2021 9-10 a.m. Nippersink Forest Preserve
Program #13468



*Dates/times are subject to change

Other Nature Walks are scheduled, including:

  • Hikes For Health: Rollins Savanna; Free. Ages 1+. Registration required. Saturday, March 13, 9-10 am #13409; Saturday, April 10, 9-10 am #13410
  • Sunset Hikes: Shag Bark Nature Preserve. Free. Ages 3+. Registration required. Thursday, March 18, 6-7 pm #13399; Thursday, April 15 6:30-7:30 pm #13400; Thursday, May 13, 7-8 pm #13401
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.