Park Rx - Walk with a Doc - Penbrook Park

By Dauphin County Parks & Recreation (other events)

Thursday, July 11 2024 6:00 PM 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for a 2.5-mile walk meeting up at Penbrook Community Park and walking on the Greenbelt's Paxtang Parkway. This Walk With A Doc program is designed to provide some general health information and a moderately-paced walk. It will be an out-and-back walk so participants can turn back at any time to customize the length of their walk based on their own individual fitness needs. The walk will be flat, but there are some slightly elevated areas. The full walk is estimated to take 1-hour based on the pace of the walkers. We encourage you to come out and join the walk for as long or as little as you are able.  All ages are welcome to attend, but we do ask that children be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Meeting point: The Penbrook Community Park at 31st Street and Boas Street in Penbrook, at the park pavilion. Parking is available by the pavilion.

Walk Leader: Dr. Timothy Riley
Program Topic: Mindfulness

About Dr. Riley:

Dr. Riley is an associate professor and the associate vice chair for wellness in the Penn State Department of Family and Community Medicine.  After medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in his hometown of Syracuse, NY, he completed his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital.  Dr. Riley is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and leads the Mindfulness Programs at Penn State Health. 


Things to Know Before You Go:

  • You may encounter slightly uneven terrain along with paved surfaces. 
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable supportive shoes.
  • Bring a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated. 
  • You may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, bug spray, and sunscreen. 
  • Everyone is welcome to attend. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • The short feeder path from the park to the Greenbelt is not handicap accessible. Anyone with this need can join the group at the Greenbelt trailhead at Market Street Road and 28th Street. Please contact us directly if you will be using this option.
  •  Pre-registration is required.
  • Check your email 1-hour prior to the program start time for any weather updates or cancellations

This walk is being organized by Penbrook Borough Walk With A Doc groupCapital Area Greenbelt Association, Susquehanna Township Walk With A Doc group, and Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department.

This walk is being supported as part of the Park Rx programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield and supported by Penn State Health

If you register for the walk and are no longer able to attend, please contact Nancy Gates | Assistant Program Manager | Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department | [email protected] |717-599-5188, ext. 2113. Thank you!

NOTE: A waiver is required for participation in all physically active programs with Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department. Please review the waiver for participation as part of your registration process.  If the participant is under 18 years of age, the waiver needs to be accepted by the parent or guardian. 

Dauphin County Parks & Recreation

Mailing Address

100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110