(Use the link above to view the participation letter, and click on the flyer image at right to view the event flyer.)
The Sunday Parkways Planning Committee invites you to participate in the first Grants Pass Sunday Parkways event on September 30, 2012 from 11 am to 4pm.
The event known as “Sunday Parkways” was adapted from an event that occurs in Bogota, Columbia where over seventy miles of roadway are closed down on Sundays to vehicles and opened up for use by bicyclists and pedestrians. The idea has been reinvented in cities across the U.S. where miles of streets are temporarily opened up for the use and enjoyment of residents and visitors moving under their own power. Sunday Parkways can be described as a really big city block party with the focus on physical activity, exploring our neighborhoods and business districts, enjoying our parks, and reconnecting to our community.
The first Grants Pass Sunday Parkways event will be held on Hawthorne Avenue, south of Morgan Lane and north of Lynel Court. The event will not only close over a quarter mile of roadway but also will showcase a new trail being built that will connect Gilbert Creek Park, Highland Elementary, and North Middle schools and provide residents an opportunity to walk, bike, roll, or stroll on this new public amenity.
Aside from showing up to enjoy the event, there are many ways for organizations and individuals to participate in Sunday Parkways:
- Food/Beverage Vendor Booth: People will be working up an appetite and in search of delicious, thirst-quenching beverages after all the activities they will partake in at this event. Healthy food and beverage options are strongly encouraged!
- Interactive Booth/Activity Space: Let’s get people moving! Provide entertainment or activity which engages participants in fitness and/or promotes healthy living and exercise. Interaction should be the primary focus, not incidental. Contact committee for ideas.
- Donate: Can’t be there for the event but want to show your support? Making a monetary or in-kind donation is a great way to participate in making this event a success, supporting healthy living and your local community.
- Join the Planning Committee: Bring your ideas to the table and add to the success of this fabulous community event!
For more information please contact Carla Angeli Paladino at 541-450-6070 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.