A popular program that has residents walking, rolling and strolling through parks is returning to Jackson this year. The Jackson Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with AARP Michigan, invites residents of all ages and abilities to participate in the free Walk, Roll and Stroll Jackson summer series.
The events are scheduled for May 2, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 11 and July 25, with registration starting at 6 p.m. and the program commencing at 6:30 p.m. Participants will go on a non-competitive 3-mile route through local parks.
The events will be split between Ella Sharp Park and Cascades Park, with the first Tuesday event listed each month, May 2, June 6 and July 11, at Ella Sharp and the second Tuesday, May 23, June 20 and July 25, taking place at Cascades.
For the Ella Sharp events, participants should meet in the soccer fields parking lot off Birchwood Drive. When the program is at Cascades, participants should meet at the pavilion off the S. Brown Street parking lot.
The events are returning this year after a successful program in 2022. “These events are a fun and easy way to get active this spring and summer,” said Julie Weisbrod, the City’s Active Aging Coordinator. “We thank AARP for this continuing partnership to get our residents walking, rolling and strolling through parks.”
Door prizes will be awarded to children and adults at the completion of each event with a grand prize awarded on July 25. Schedules will be available at each event or on the 5th Floor of City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave. For more information please call the Jackson Parks and Recreation Department at 517- 788-4040 or 517-240-1223.