Northwest NEWS

March 18, 2002


Free LFP walking map promotes exercise

Lake Forest Park (LFP) and Public Health - Seattle & King County joined in releasing the first walking map of Lake Forest Park. The map highlights city parks, open spaces and walking routes that are low to moderate in difficulty.
   "I hope this map provides the catalyst to get all citizens, both young and old, outside and walking in our beautiful city," said Lake Forest Park Mayor David Hutchinson. "My membership on the King County Board of Health helped peak my interest in promoting healthy lifestyles among our residents."
   "Physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent disease, and walking is one of the easiest ways to get started," said Dr. Alonzo Plough, Director of Public Health - Seattle & King County. "We applaud the interest of the City of Lake Forest Park to develop preventative strategies to maintain and improve the health of their community."
   "The map promotes walking by giving folks new ideas of where to walk and enjoy Lake Forest Park's open spaces," stated Jon Skamser, Chair of the Lake Forest Park Transportation Committee.
   The 11" by 17" color map is available at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park City Hall, Lake Forest Park Public Library as well as the North and Northshore Public Health Centers. For a copy, please contact Lake Forest Park City Hall at (206) 368-5440.
   The map is the collaboration between Lake Forest Park's Park Department, the Transporation Committee and Public Health - Seattle & King County. The map was also supported by a grant from Public Health's Chronic Disease and Healthy Aging Unit.