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3rd annual 'Walk The Falls' set for Sept. 21

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Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am

Enjoy a matinee of fun, games, music and refreshments at Hyde Park by the playground, as the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosts its annual “Walk the Falls” on Saturday, Sept. 21. The family-friendly event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosts a walk every year as an opportunity for residents to reconnect to each other, the waterfront, the resources, and the little wonders throughout the City of Niagara Falls. This year, the collaborative chose to highlight Hyde Park.

Hyde Park is the second-largest municipal park (after Central Park) in the state of New York. It offers many options for physical and family-oriented activities. Yet, the collaborative said it is underutilized. Walk the Falls will take participants around the park and allow them to see it in detail.

Activities include a 2.5-mile run/walk for adults and children, giant games for big and little ones, opportunity to try out several recreational activities (such as bocce and tennis), refreshments, music and a variety of local vendors.

The event is sponsored by many partners, including the New York State Health Foundation, and is free to all. Visit www.healthierniagarafalls.org or call 716-777-1034 to pre-register. Registering the day of the event is also possible starting at 8:30 a.m. The walk will start at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to enjoy the rest of the activities until 1 p.m.

The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is a civic and community multi-sector collaborative whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for fully engaging the community and bringing innovative approaches to creating a healthier Niagara Falls. The CHNFC gives opportunities to residents to become change agents. Residents of the City of Niagara Falls work together with local nonprofit organizations, business, and faith community to address issues that impact the health and well-being of the city and its residents. For more information, visit healthierniagarafalls.org.

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