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The For Your Health section will provide comprehensive medical and wellness information from some of the top Internet sources including The Health Central Network, Revolution Health, The Mayo Clinic, and WebMD.
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For your fitness will enable you to assess your physical condition and prepare a program to achieve better results. From the best available Internet resources, we sought the widest range of options for people at all levels of income and access.
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In an effort to incorporate the stewardship of parks and recreational area into the broader agenda of environmentalism, Park Walk America has chosen Sustainability as the focal point to support both initiatives.
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For your Fitness

The following stores and facilities are examples of places where you will receive top quality products and excellent service. This list is preliminary and does not contain all the fitness facilities that may join Park Walk Baltimore. Those listed after Earth Day, April 22, 2014 will provide financial support to Baltimore’s parks and recreation areas with each purchase and usage.

  1. Planet Fitness
  2. Fitness Evolution
  3. LA Fitness
  4. Maryland Athletic Club
  5. Merritt Athletic Club
  6. Gold’s Gym
  7. Brick Bodies
  8. Dick’s Sporting Goods
  9. Under Armour Outlet




About Our Program

Park Walk Middle Branch is the first phase of Park Walk Baltimore, a new, innovative, interactive project, providing a new source of funding for parks while promoting better health, better fitness, and a better environment. It is a public private partnership that will make people’s lives more vibrant and help the business community become stronger with a more productive workforce and lower health care costs. Park Walk Baltimore will be followed by Park Walk cities and states across the country. Baltimore will be the first of many cities and states across America that will receive much needed financial support in today's environment of declining budgets and cutbacks. Park Walk Baltimore will use GREEN POWER to improve the health and fitness of its residents and the quality of life for their environment.

Park Walk Baltimore is divided into 4 sections: Park Walk Shopping, For Your Health, For Your Fitness, and For A Greener Environment: that will empower people, communities, businesses, and nonprofits to be catalysts for change

Park Walk America develops healthy people, healthy communities, healthy businesses, and a healthy environment

Now is the time to start making healthy changes!

For Your Health

For your health will include the Baltimore based health and medical service providers that recognize, support and prioritize the park system as an important component of a healthy, active quality of life (See Park Rx at http://www.parkrx.org)

For A Better
Environment

In an effort to incorporate the stewardship of parks and recreational area into the broader agenda of environmentalism, Park Walk America has chosen Sustainability as the focal point to support both initiatives.

The Baltimore Office of Sustainability has developed a comprehensive model whose goal is to meet the current environmental, social, and economic needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs. The Baltimore model, outlined at www.baltimoresustainability.org, focuses on six areas: Cleanliness, Pollution Prevention, Resource Conservation, Greening, Transportation, and Education & Awareness. Park Walk America

Beginning with Park Walk Baltimore, Park Walk America will support the Baltimore Office of Sustainability model and use it to expand its Sustainability initiative to the other cities, counties, and states that become part of the Park Walk America Network.

Shop

Baltimore Shopping

To help fund the stewardship and development of parks and recreational areas, we developed the Park Walk Mall to give you the ease of shopping online at some of America’s top retailers such as Amazon , Macy's, Walmart, and Advance Auto Parts as well as local retailers in the metropolitan area that support our important initiative. In most cases, you can shop online, generate funds, and either pick it up at the store or get delivery. Park Walk Shopping in both instances gets the products you want at the best prices and make a difference.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to who, what, why, when, and how are the basis to a better understanding of projects, proposals, programs, and businesses.

The answers for Park Walk America follow:

  1. Who

    Park Walk America (PWA) was developed by ABC Ventures, a Baltimore-based corporate development company specializing in building business bottom lines through implementation of strategic marketing programs that support national issues and concerns, i.e., cause marketing. A group of former senior executives and managers of Fortune 500 companies staff the company. Each Park Walk America site will be a public-private partnership with the local public park organization and other park related nonprofits being the recipients of Park Walk America grant funds.

  2. What

    PWA was designed as a multi-faceted approach to empower people, businesses, the nonprofit sector, and the public sector to work in an unprecedented coalition to:

    1. Enhance the quality of life for people and their neighborhoods, cities, and states by leveraging the power of the Internet to maximize medical, fitness, wellness, and environmental (sustainability) education

    2. Promote active participation in fitness and wellness programs to build a healthier workforce that will have higher productivity and morale as well as lower absenteeism and health benefit costs.

    3. Engage national and local businesses in an ecommerce based marketing platform that will build their sales while allocation a portion of their revenues to provide a much needed non-tax revenue base for cities and states to better maintain, develop, and steward America’s parks and recreation areas.

    4. Promote Sustainability of the individual, the neighborhood, the city, and the state as a central theme

  3. Why

    America is facing critical timing problems to address major issues in health care, fitness, environmental stewardship, and under funding of America’s parks and recreational areas.

  4. When

    Further delays in creating solutions make the problems worse. The time for action and a creative innovative solution is now. The first phase of Park Walk America, Park Walk Baltimore is slated to launch September 2019. Beginning in September 2019, cities and states across the country can have Park Walk sites developed for their markets. The effort will continue until every city and state interested in joining the coalition has its own Park Walk site and funding capability.

  5. How

    Each Park Walk site will have a custom designed web page, linked to the Park Walk America home page, that will be an geographically specific information portal on health, fitness, sustainability, and shopping (see prototype brochure). Businesses listing on the web site will pay linkage and marketing fees that will be allocated to park organizations and public agencies in restricted usage accounts. The net funds, after business expenses, will be specifically used for park maintenance, programming, and development.

 

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