Creating Open Space Opportunities for Urban Youth
The Hiking to Health program hosted by Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will target two underserved populations: Title 1 youth from Marietta City Schools and seniors at the Cobb Senior Services Centers.
From March through June, the Cobb County Senior Services Center co-hosted National Park Field Days to engage seniors in 3-hour, in-park sessions that included park orientation, fitness instruction by a local YMCA instructor, and a choice of guided hikes.
From September through November, Family Field Days engaged youth from Marietta City Schools and their families in a series of activities co-hosted by the Cobb County YMCA. Visitors were able to enjoy Hoop Rolling, Stick-Horse Racing, scavenger hunts, fitness activities and picnics.