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Walk in the Park

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is proud to be a participant in the Walk in the Park program! The program is a joint initiative with the National Recreation and Parks Association, the Arthritis Foundation, UNC Wellness Center, and the Walk with a Doc program. The goal of this partnership program is to increase physical activity in communities while connecting health care providers with community members through parks and recreation. 

The program encourages participation in the Walk with Ease program to promote healthy lifestyles.

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is hosting Free Walk in the Park program with Walk with Ease classes:

No registration necessary, but for more  info, contact John Brunner, 919-932-2967 or jbrunner@townofchapelhill.org


Where We Walk

Chapel Hill Community Center and the Bolin Creek Trail
120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.

All Ages, FREE, Three days a week

September 11‐ October 20th     



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Walk with Ease


Any patient with arthritis or at risk of developing arthritis is encouraged to participate in The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department's Walk in the Park Program, where they will be introduced to Walk With Ease (WWE). Led by trained and certified instructors, WWE is scientifically proven to help reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This program is also great for individuals of all ages looking to engage in a simple and low-impact walking program.


Here in Chapel Hill, healthcare providers from Walk with a Doc-Chapel Hill, a proven arthritis intervention program developed by the Arthritis Foundation, will host events, inviting patients and other community members to go on a group walk.


You can also join the UNC Wellness Center for Walk with a Doc-Chapel Hill every 3rd Saturday at 10 a.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.

While walking, healthcare providers will present a short presentation on a popular health topic, and offer the opportunity for the group to address health-related questions of any providers, researchers, and staff from UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Department of Orthopedics, and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.

A Walk In the Park Flyer

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