Community Active Living

The goal of Community Active Living is to increase physical activity, primarily through walking and bicycling in the community.

Efforts within the Community Active Living strategy are focused on creating policy, systems, and environmental changes that increase access to physical activity opportunities and support behavior changes for all.

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Safe Routes to Parks

Anoka County SHIP has worked to create safe routes to local parks so that children and families of all abilities are able to access the park. This included the installation of directional signage to the park and bike racks for people to safely store their bikes. Bike "fix it" stations were also installed so bikers can make minor repairs and adjustments to their bikes while at the park. 

Work is expected to continue, creating safe routes to parks in additional communities.

Communities with Safe Routes to Parks

  • City of Anoka
  • City of Columbia Heights
  • City of Coon Rapids
  • City of Fridley
  • City of St. Francis