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Mayor Troxell Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of 10-Minute Walk Campaign

Released on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Mayor Wade Troxell is joining The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. This campaign highlights the importance of parks, natural areas, and green spaces to the quality of life in Fort Collins.

Mayor Troxell has partnered with more than 200 mayors across the country to support the ambitious goal that everyone in the country, and all residents of Fort Collins, should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

“We are passionate about outdoor recreation in Fort Collins, and I can’t think of a better way to show my support for parks, natural areas, and open spaces,” said Mayor Troxell. “By joining the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to high-quality parks in Fort Collins. I hope to spread awareness of our goal to ensure there is a quality park or open space within a 10-minute walk of everyone.”

Mayor Troxell is encouraging everyone in Fort Collins to walk to their nearest park to promote the benefits of parks, natural areas, and open space to celebrate.

Studies show that high-quality parks provide a wide range of benefits to urban residents and cities themselves. These include: physical and mental health benefits, by providing opportunities to be physically active and to interact with nature; economic benefits by boosting business and helping to revitalize neighborhoods; community-building benefits by providing opportunities for neighbors to interact with each other and work together to improve their surroundings; and environmental benefits by cleaning and cooling the air, improving climate resilience, and providing opportunities for environmental education.

For more information on the 10-minute walk to a park campaign, and the full list of mayor/city endorsements visit 10minutewalk.org.