Parkway Stroll

Posted: September 10, 2004

SEPTEMBER is not only back-to-school time, but a time to get back to all those things you've promised yourself to do, like spending more time working out and being healthy.

A great way to give yourself a kick start and help the parks at the same time is by joining the first annual Walk for the Park. This Sunday at 9 a.m., join your fellow park-lovers on the Art Museum steps.

This walk is special: It starts at the Art Museum and travels down the Ben Franklin Parkway to JFK Plaza and back to Eakins Oval - a view of the Parkway most of us get only through the windshield of our cars as we commute home.

This intimate view of the Parkway, by foot, promises to give you a rare and privileged view of one of the city's splendors. (And since we're boosters of making the Parkway more people-friendly, we urge walkers to think of how cool a few cafes and other cultural additions might be, and how much nicer the Parkway would be with fewer stinky, noisy cars.)

Since the walk is being hosted by Fairmount Park to generate support for the parks, the $10 registration fee is a bargain. Besides, the first 1,000 people get a cool T-shirt, and everyone gets to enjoy a festival on Eakins Oval after the two-mile round trip. *

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