Encouraging a healthy community with Open Streets

October 16, 2019

 

 

Grab your walking shoes, skateboard, bike or skates this Sunday and take to the streets. About the only mode of transportation you won’t see at Open Streets is vehicles. Open Streets South OKC will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on S. Robinson Avenue from 15th Street to 29th Street. The route includes Calle Dos Cinco in the historic Capitol Hill and the SW 29th District.

 

The streets will close to traffic to encourage residents to socialize, get physical activity and meet area business owners. South Robinson will be closed to motorized vehicles to make space for local bands and performers, vendors, food trucks and family-friendly activities. Participants will have the opportunity to receive wellness tips and educational resources, try local food and participate in interactive games and activities. Open Streets is pet-friendly, alcohol-free and tobacco-free.

 

This event is a program of the OKC County Health Department in partnership with the Association for Central Oklahoma Governments and the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma. The event encourages and promotes safe physical activity and wellness as it builds local community connections. The street festival was created in 2010 to encourage a healthier lifestyle and it rotates with an event in the north part of town in the spring and an event in south Oklahoma City every fall. And from past events, organizers expect to see about 40,000 people attend this community celebration.

 

Read the full article at The Journal Record

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