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Walking Works

Make physical activity a part of your everyday life and improve your health!

Take the first step

Explore new trails with Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works Program. Research shows walking leads to better health. Now you can feel better while discovering the wonders of nature.

From June through October, hike at least eight of Walking Works Hikes on your own - any time -   it's fun and easy. After completing each walk, date your Walking Works form. Complete eight walks and return your form to Cleveland Metroparks to receive this year's Walking Works shield and a voucher good for a free picnic lunch at Wayside Furniture Café in Akron.

Display your shield on your own walking stick or purchase a walking stick at any EarthWords Nature Shop.

Want to walk with others while learning about the natural features of the trails? Naturalist-led hikes along some of the designated trails will be available in June through October. Look for Naturalist-Led Walking Works Hikes in the Emerald Necklace newsletter.         

Proud Partner of Cleveland Metroparks
Receive a FREE picnic lunch voucher courtesy of Wayside Furniture (1367 Canton Rd. Akron, OH 44312) when you complete the Walking Works program. Voucher is received along with Walking Works Shield when completed form is turned in.

Download 2016 Walking Works brochure

To receive your shield:

Bring or mail completed forms to:

Cleveland Metroparks Administrative Offices
Walking Works
4101 Fulton Parkway
Cleveland, Ohio 44144

Or, bring completed forms to Cleveland Metroparks Nature Centers :

Brecksville Nature Center

CanalWay Center

North Chagrin Nature Center

Rocky River Nature Center

Watershed Stewardship Center