Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation, National Park Service, Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation, Scissortail Park Foundation and REI Co-op team up for
First Day Walk
Welcome in the new year with a First Day Walk through Scissortail Park on January 1st
Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation is partnering with the National Park Service, Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation, Scissortail Park Foundation and REI Co-op for the First Day Walk on January 1 at Scissortail Park. The walk will start at 11 a.m. at the entrance gate on the north side of the park on Oklahoma City Boulevard between Hudson and Robinson.
First Day Walk is a nationwide initiative meant to encourage people to get outdoors. The walk will be led by the National Park Service and Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation staff, and is aimed at inspiring participants to savor the natural beauty of parks and public spaces.
“The outdoors and nature play a crucial role in human health. What better way to start the new year than a walk in a park?” said Marsha Funk, Executive Director of Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation. “These organizations are constantly improving the quality of life through outdoor activities in Oklahoma City, and we’re excited to team up with them in celebration of the new year.”
Scissortail Park will serve as the host for this year’s First Day Walk on January 1st. Since its opening in September, the destination has played a role in engaging community members to learn more about the parks around them.
The event welcomes everyone, including children of all ages and dogs. Dogs must be on leash for the First Day Walk. Greater Oklahoma City Parks & Trails Foundation encourages people to wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers for the walk through the park. The goal of the First Day Walk is to inspire the community to enjoy the parks, trails and public spaces available in the Greater Oklahoma City area.
For more information, visit www.okcparksandtrails.org. Connect on Facebook and Instagram @okcparksandtrails.