Community organizations collaborate to offer walking paths in downtown Dixon
DIXON, Ill. – KSB Community Wellness partnered with local organizations to create four Heritage Walk routes featuring the Rock River and the historic downtown Dixon area.
KSB Community Wellness, the Dixon Family YMCA, the Dixon Riverfront Commission, and the Dixon Park District collaborated to create and publicize walking trails in downtown Dixon. The four walking routes are centered around the Rock River and feature Heritage Crossing,Dixon’s signature riverfront development.
“The Heritage Walk routes provide a convenient, scenic opportunity to promote active lifestyles in our community,” said Christine Scheffler, KSB Community Wellness coordinator, “Adding a few miles of walking to your weekly routine can be a big step toward better health.”
The Heritage Walk routes include the 1-mile YMCA route, the 1.25-mile KSB Hospital route, the half-mile Riverfront route, and the 1-mile Dixon Park District route. Signs mark the beginning of each route, and a convenient rack card includes a map of all four routes in downtown Dixon.
“The Heritage Walk routes bring together Dixon’s downtown attractions with physical fitness and community wellness,” said Andy McFarlane, executive director of the Dixon Family YMCA.
KSB Community Wellness will play an active role in local events and organizations in order to fulfill the mission ofKSBHospital. Services will be offered to the community, with unique offerings targeted at children, families, employees, senior citizens, and others. KSB Community Wellness is supported by KSB Hospital, a not-for-profit organization.
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