As temperatures climb this month, the Town of Herndon is encouraging residents to enjoy its parks and trails.
The town’s Parks and Recreation Department launched March Into Parks, an initiative that encourages residents to explore the town’s 11 parks and three trails.
‘Staff has put together physically distanced activities to help you explore and embrace our natural resources. A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing,’ the town wrote in a statement.
Town officials note that every home in the Town of Herndon is within a quarter-mile from a town park. For each week in the month of March, town staff have suggested several ideas and challenges.
Through March 7, residents are encouraged to find the rock tree on Folly Lick Trail. Between March 8 and 14, residents are challenged to cross the creek using stepping stones at Runnymede Park. Other challenges and options are listed on the town’s website.
A map of the town’s parks and trails is also available online.