Community Build Day At 45th Street Park Aims To Build Walking Track

Friday, September 6, 2013

South Chattanooga Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC), part of Grow Healthy Together Chattanooga and supported by the Hamilton County Health Department’s Step ONE Program, through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Initiative, and in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, invites the to a community build day on Saturday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The goal is to increase opportunities for safe physical activity for children and families, to revitalize a centrally-located park accessible to disconnected neighborhoods, to foster a positive and family-friendly environment, and to empower and engage the community. Community residents, City of Chattanooga parks staff, local agencies and organizations and other volunteers will build a walking track around the 45th Street Park. 

The park is at 45th Street and Central Avenue. This is an outdoor event. 

For more information, contact Lailaa Ragins at 423 778-2760, or Falice Haire at 423 309-9305.


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