Explore Queen Creek’s Parks and Trails on Oct. 10
The Town of Queen Creek is joining communities across the Nation to encourage participation in the 10-minute walk to a park day on Oct. 10. Organized by the Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Parks and the Urban Land Institute, the initiative promotes the opportunity to discover, wonder, and play, through a 10-minute walk to a park.
“I encourage everyone to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and walk to one of our fantastic parks, or along one of our trails,” stated Mayor Gail Barney. “As a community, it is important that we have opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles, time to unplug from our various digital demands, and a chance for kids to play.”
According to the Trust for Public Land, people who live near parks get more and better exercise and report better mental health than people who don’t. Nearby green space makes it easier to socialize, recreate, and relax.
The Town of Queen Creek offers two community parks, Desert Mountain Park and Founders’ Park, and recently broke ground on a third park near Sossaman and Ocotillo roads. The Town also offers miles of multi-use trails along the Queen Creek and Sonoqui washes.
To learn more about Queen Creek’s parks and trails, visit QueenCreek.org/Parks.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer