The city wants residents to start the year off on the right foot at the Winter Walk.
“Mansfield is giving residents a venue to start of healthy living for the year,” said Angie Henley, the city’s cultural arts/special events supervisor.
The free event, which began with the opening of Town Park in 2007, starts at Katherine Rose Memorial Park. From there, walkers can choose a four-mile route to McKnight Park East and back to Town Park on the Walnut Creek Linear Trail or take a mile-long stroll straight to Town Park on the trail. Bicycles, dogs on leashes and toddlers in strollers are welcome.
“I think Winter Walk is an opportunity to again engage our citizens and showcase the linear trails,” Cook said. “It gets people out there on the trails who don’t otherwise know about the treasure we have on our linear trials.”
The first 100 participants for the Winter Walk get a free hoodie. There will be free massages, vendor booths, face painting, blood pressure checks and healthy snacks after the walk at Town Park, 500 N. Main St. That city event is sponsored by Cook Children’s Medical Center.
“They can make it a part of their daily lives,” Cook said. “The benefits are just huge for the individual and for the community as a whole.”
9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
Katherine Rose Memorial Park
303 N. Walnut Creek Drive