Indiana County

WalkWorks Program

Program Overview:

In 2015, Indiana County was selected to participate in the WalkWorks program.  WalkWorks┬áis a collaboration between the Indiana County Office of Planning & Development, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to increase opportunities for physical activity across Indiana County.  Through this grant funded program, planners work with local communities to identify community-based walking routes and form sustainable walking groups that will enhance and expand active transportation with the ultimate goal of improving the health of County residents.

Indiana County WalkWorks Routes

December 2016 Updated Times

Here are the updated times for the following routes that will begin in December 2016:

 

White Township Recreation Complex Walking Group will meet on Thursdays at 12:15pm.

 

Ernest Borough Walking Group will meet on Mondays at 4:45pm.

 

WalkWorks New Information

Indiana County Walking Decathlon- click images below

Click on the flyer for details regarding the WalkWorks routes and meeting times throughout Indiana County!

Want to learn more?  We have assembled a handy FAQ guide for you below. And if you are still interested, the Group Leader guide let's you know how you can strengthen your participation in the program.

 

 

Additional tips and information on the WalkWorks program can be found below.

Additional Information

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Program Staff:

Barbara Hauge, RLA, ASLA

Landscape Architect

WalkWorks Program Manager

bhauge@upstreetarchitects.com

Program Advisory and Steering Committees:

Indiana County WalkWorks Advisory Committee

Amanda Augustine; Corporate and Community Health Manager; Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC); aaugustine@indianarmc.org

Cheri Shultz; District Director; Evergreen Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana County; cherishultz@evergreenbgc.org

Robert Fyock; Indiana County Sheriff; County of Indiana; rfyock@countyofindiana.org

Jeff Grim; Research Analyst, Community Traffic Safety Project Coordinator; IUP Institute for Rural Health & Safety; jgrim@iup.edu

Laurie Lafontaine; Advocate; Indiana County Planning Commission, C&I Trail Council Board Member; trailsrme@hughes.net

Jim Mcquown; Executive Director; Aging Services, Inc.; jmcquown@agingservicesinc.com

Jeff Raykes, AICP; Deputy Director; Indiana County Office of Planning & Development; jraykes@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us

Jim Vauter; Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator; PennDOT District 10; JVAUTAR@pa.gov

Stephanie Skowron, Group Wellness Coordinator, YMCA of Indiana County stephskowron@icymca.org

 

Phone:  (724) 465-3870

Fax 1:  (724) 465-3150

Fax 2:  (724) 465-3151

 

801 Water St.

Indiana, PA 15701-1705

Office Hours:

 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday EST