Park & Walk

A Park & Walk encourages families to park a few blocks away from school and walk the short distance to school together. This is a fun way for students and families to connect with one another, while reducing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions around schools.

A predetermined parking lot acts as the meeting area for families who drive and then park and walk the remaining distance to school. There can be a designated adult volunteers to walk groups of children from the parking area to school.



Strategy: Park and walk


Instead of driving to the school, families drive to a remote parking lot and walk the remainder of the trip.


  • Includes families who live too far to walk or have an unsafe route.
  • Encourages neighborhood involvement.
  • Reduces traffic congestion at the school.


Quick steps to a park and walk activity

  1. Locate a parking lot within walking distance of the school. Work with lot owner to allow use.
  2. Map a safe route to school from parking area.
  3. Recruit volunteers if parents are not required to walk with their children.
  4. Promote it.
  5. Kick off.
  6. Track participation.
  7. Make changes to the activity as needed.

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