The MI Big Green Gym initiative is a partnership between the Michigan Recreation and Park Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
The program is designed to promote overall well-being and a healthy lifestyle through use of parks and recreation facilities. Simple concept, big idea. Michigan has some of the country's premier parks, which, along with local recreation departments, provide unique and fun ways to stay active and spend time with family and community. MI Big Green Gym is comprised of participating state and local parks; Michigan really is a big green gym - with endless opportunities to get active.
Are you an MRPA Agency Member or Partner Organization? Contact us for access to the MI Big Green Gym website, which contains resources to assist in promoting the program, and bring fitness and well-being to your parks!
A Walk in the Park, part of National Trails Day
Find out how your organization can get involved with promoting walking and the outdoors as a part of everyday health! Details on holding an event, and the National Trails Day movement, can be found here. Visit the National Trails Day website to learn more about their efforts!