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Kent offers organized, outdoor walks all summer

Kent4Health offers organized outdoor walks each Wednesday throughout the summer in Kent. - COURTESY PHOTO
Kent4Health offers organized outdoor walks each Wednesday throughout the summer in Kent.
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Want to get outside this summer and enjoy a few organized two-mile trail walks in Kent?

Then check out the Kent4health free public walks on Wednesdays from June 6 to Sept. 12.

The first walk is Wednesday, June 6 and starts at the ShoWare Center. Walk times start at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The sign-in table will be in the West parking lot of the ShoWare Center. From there you head out to the Interurban Trail to walk north. The trail will be marked up to one mile so you know when to turn around.

Led by a group of energized residents and businesses, Kent4Health is designed to encourage people to participate in fun, healthy activities and share opportunities for personal wellness in the community. The group also organizes indoor walks November through May at the ShoWare Center.

All of the walks are on two-mile or longer marked trails for self-guided walks; include a volunteer guide on the trail; are on paved or compact gravel trails; are close to bus routes; and include restrooms.

Before joining a walk, check in at the Kent4Health table, get your sticker, walk and check out before you leave.

The trail walks are led by Chris Ensor. He is a Mountaineers Hike Leader and Kent4Health volunteer. To ask Chris questions about any of the walks, call 206-794-5198 or email ctrails@comcast.net.

All walks start at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Here is the schedule:

June 6

INTERURBAN TRAIL NORTH FROM SHOWARE CENTER

Meeting Place: ShoWare Center, 625 West James Street, Kent.

June 13

INTERURBAN TRAIL SOUTH FROM SHOWARE CENTER

Meeting Place: ShoWare Center, 625 West James Street, Kent.

June 20

WEST FENWICK PARK LOOP

Meeting Place: Outside restrooms in West Fenwick Park, 25828 Lake Fenwick Road,

Kent.

June 27

SOOS CREEK TRAIL SOUTH FROM GARY GRANT PARK (tentative)

Meeting Place: By shelter in Gary Grant Park, SE 240th St, Kent.

July 4

(no walk – Independence Day)

July 11

GREEN RIVER TRAIL EAST FROM LA FITNESS

Meeting Place: Front Entrance to LA Fitness, 520 Washington Ave S. Kent.

July 18

GLEN NELSON PARK LOOP

Meeting Place: by shelter and children’s play area in Glen Nelson Park, 3216 S 268th

St. Kent.

July 25

MORRILL MEADOWS PARK LOOP

Meeting Place: by shelter in Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St, Kent.

Aug. 1

GREEN RIVER TRAIL SOUTH FROM THREE FRIENDS FISHING HOLE

Meeting Place: by shelter/restrooms at Three Friends Fishing Hole, 19970 Russell Rd,

Kent.

Aug. 8 to Sept. 12

WALK LOCATIONS TO BE DETERMINED.

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