Park Rx Programs

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Join us on the road to a healthier YOU this year by spending some quality time in nature with our Park Rx series of programs.

The goal of these Park Rx programs is to benefit all ages in the community from children through seniors, create diverse activities to appeal to a wide range of health and wellness interests, strive to improve cognitive, emotional, social, and educational development, and create positive experiences in nature which can lead to a lifelong commitment for caring and conserving our natural resources.

Join us for a Wellness Wednesday Walk on the Greenbelt from Fort Hunter Park (meet at Heckton Church) to Wildwood Park and back. These will be every Wednesday morning beginning on October 13th - November 10th (may be extended based on participation) from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (approx.), weather permitting.  Everyone has a different level of fitness and ability, so feel comfortable participating for as long, or as little as you like during each walk.

With the support of Highmark Blue Shield, our sponsor, we’re excited to bring some amazing instructors and offerings to our parks and surrounding area. So, join the fun and register for some programs today!

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We require advance registration for all programs, including those that are free so we can adequately prepare for the number of participants. 

 Click on the program titles below and you'll be transferred to the registration page for that program.
All programs have limited capacity, so register early!

Program Date(s) Time Location Cost
Yogalates Thurs. Sept. 23
Wed. Oct. 13
Wed. Oct. 27
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fort Hunter
Centennial Barn
Room 1
$6 per person
Kids Yoga | Ages 5-7 Sat. October 2 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Fort Hunter Park $5 per person/class
Kids Yoga |  Ages 8-10 Sat. October 2 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Fort Hunter Park $5 per person
Kids Yoga | Ages 11-13 Sat. October 2 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Fort Hunter Park $5 per person
Wellness Naturally
A Mindfulness Walk in the Forest - an introduction to the concept of Forest Bathing
Sat. Oct. 2 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Detweiler Park $15/per person/session
Family/Senior Bike Ride Wed. Oct. 6 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fort Hunter to Wildwood Park and back FREE - Advanced Registration Required
Greenbelt Bike Ride Mon. Oct. 11 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet at Fort Hunter for an approx. 20-mile Greenbelt ride FREE - Advance Registration Required
Wellness Wednesday Walk Wed. Oct. 13
Wed. Oct. 20
Wed. Oct. 27
Wed. Nov. 3
Wed. Nov. 10
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt Connector 
Fort Hunter Park to Wildwood Park & Back. 
Meet up at Heckton Church
FREE - Advance Registration Requested
Fall Tree Walk Tues. Oct. 19 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Detweiler Park FREE - Advance Registration Required
National Take A Hike Day
Wed. Nov. 17 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Detweiler Park FREE - Advance Registration Required

National Take A Hike Day Wed. Nov. 17 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fort Hunter Conservancy FREE - Advance Registration Required

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In the past few weeks, there has been an increase in COVID cases among the unvaccinated (children included). The new variant, Delta, has a high transmission rate. The CDC has elevated the Dauphin County community to be that of a substantial risk of exposure. We strongly encourage our guests to wear masks during programs.
While we encourage mask-wearing, we are not mandating it.