Creating Open Space Opportunities for Urban Youth

Engaging Urban Youth to the academic, cultural, and recreational experiences of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

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.