Parks can help encourage kids' fitness


As a biology teacher with over seven years of experience and an avid runner I see the value of supporting the Portage Park District. Opening more hiking and running trails will enable children to gain access to our valuable green space and, hopefully, help them develop a healthy mental and physical habit of observing nature as they exercise. The Portage Park District provides affordable, fun, and healthy options for our children.

Our parks are accessible to everyone year round. From biking to sledding, there is always something to do and see at the parks. I ask you to vote "Yes" on Issue 10 on May 6.

Mary Ruehr, Aurora

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  • From above: Parks can help encourage kids fitness.... So can/could gym class at school.