Henderson Takes Fitness to the Streets with Community's Largest Car-Free Block Party
Stroll ‘n Roll promotes healthy living with one mile of open streets and family fun
October 23, 2013
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The city of Henderson is making it easier for residents to live a healthy and active lifestyle. On Saturday, November 9, the public is invited to play in the streets and city parks from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of the inaugural Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll, the city’s spin on Ciclovia, the largest car-free streets celebration held in Bogotá, Columbia. Admission is free.
“Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll is another fine example of Henderson’s commitment to health and wellness,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “The event makes exercising more fun and accessible, bringing the community together to enjoy a day filled with unique and healthy recreational activities.”
Paseo Verde Parkway from Paseo Verde Park, 1851 Paseo Verde Pkwy., to the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250. S. Green Valley Pkwy., will be closed to motorized traffic for the event, where the community will come together to enjoy one mile of open streets to stroll, bike, skate and play. Touted as the community’s largest fitness block party, Henderson Stroll ‘n Roll is a fun workout for the entire family - without knowing you’re working out. It features entertainment along the route, including music, Big Wheel races, human hamster ball competitions and a bicycle obstacle course.
The celebration, which is the first known Ciclovia event held in the state of Nevada, also includes three entertainment zones - Paseo Verde Park, Discovery Park and the Henderson Multigenerational Center. Each hub will contain a variety of leisure and exercise classes for all ages, including Zumba and CrossFit. It also includes a number of free activities for children like an arts & crafts station, bounce houses and face painting, as well as demonstrations by specialized units of the Henderson police and fire departments.
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