You Can Walk All Winter Long

The benefits of walking are numerous and HE Parks is encouraging everyone to keep walking throughout the winter with monthly walking events and a new walking pass available for its indoor track.

For just $1 per visit, residents and non-residents can use the indoor track at the Triphahn Center. Walkers should stop at the service desk when they arrive to gain access to the track. Walkers should stay on the inside lanes, leaving the outer lanes for runners. 

On one Saturday morning each month, HE Parks walkers can meet at a different park or facility for a community walk at events called Hoffman Walks. The events are planned through April, but more dates will be announced:

Feb. 10, 9-10:30 AM – Healthy Heart Walk at Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center (5050 Sedge Blvd). Wear red. Personal Trainer Zac Marshall will present “The Dangers of Sitting” before the walk.

March 17, 9-10:30 AM – Book Walk at Triphahn Center – The Palatine Public Library will read a story and we’ll walk around the indoor track. Bring the kids!

April 21, 9-10:30 AM – Earth Day Walk at Tall Oaks Park (5670 Angouleme Ln) – HE Parks’ Turf and Horticulture Lead Steve Bessette will discuss how coyotes and humans can co-exist.

For more information about these and other opportunities to stay fit over the winter, visit heparks.org or call 847-885-7500.