The Monday Parks PlayBook: Take a walk on the wild side!

Here are three easy ways to take those all-important 10,000 daily steps: Annual breakfast Walk, Water Walking, and our Walking/Jogging track.

Here are three easy ways to take those all-important 10,000 daily steps. You will feel great and have fun getting in shape along the way!

1. Grab you friends and your walking shoes and join us for the annual Breakfast Walk through the beautiful streets of Des Plaines on November 4. We leave for our journey at 8:00am, from Prairie Lakes Community Center, and work our way through town to a local eatery for breakfast. If you have traveled with us before on one of our Adult Walks or Trips, bring your pictures and some ideas for next year’s outings.

2. Looking for a non-strenuous, all-over body exercise? Try Water Walking. Tuesday evenings at the Rosemont Pool, we get together for forty-five minutes in waist to chest deep water for a great cardio and muscle-toning workout. Water Walking requires no swimming experience and is perfect for seniors, women who are expecting, and anyone who wants the benefits of an aerobic exercise, without pounding the pavement. Classes begin on November 6 and meet for five weeks.

3. Did you know we have a walking/jogging track that is open daily and free to the public? Upstairs at Prairie Lakes Community Center, our track is the perfect way to walk your way to a healthier you. Monday-Thursday, the track is open from 5:30am until 10:30pm, Fridays from 5:30am-9:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am until 5:00. Bring in a clean pair of court/athletic shoes, your favorite Johnny Cash tunes and “Walk the Line.”

Want more information? It’s all here: www.DPParks.org or call 847-391-5700.

See you around the parks!

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