10-Minute Walk Campaign Participants Gather In Chattanooga For 2-Day Training Event

Friday, March 1, 2019

The National Recreation and Park Association, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, will host a two-day training event, March 5-6 for a group of 10-Minute Walk campaign cities awarded funding this year. The event will include a reception where Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will address campaign participants during a reception at The Hunter Museum of American Art. In 2018, the City of Chattanooga received a campaign grant from NRPA, along with The Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute, to support city planning and policy efforts that help increase access to high-quality, close-to-home parks and public green space. 

“In Chattanooga, we want to connect people to open spaces in and around their communities, which is why we are pleased to work with the National Recreation and Park Association on their 10-Minute Walk campaign,” Mayor Berke said. “We’re honored they wanted to host their campaign training here in the Scenic City and we look forward to working with and learning from other amazing cities.” 

Campaign participants from cities such as Denver, Co., Los Angeles, Ca. and Memphis will discuss methods to create more equitable park systems through planning, policies and funding solutions. In addition, participants will engage in hands-on workshops at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and tour Chattanooga’s parks to understand how to honor the history of the land and acquire new park spaces to increase access to greenspace for all. 

“Thank you to the City of Chattanooga and Mayor Andy Berke for hosting this training event with us,” said Rebecca Wickline, NRPA senior vice president of development. “This important work is key to the success of the campaign and we are excited to host our other campaign cities in a place that proudly supports the 10-Minute Walk vision.”


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