Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 South Hempstead Road

Westerville, OH 43081

View Map

Event description

Description

~ Happy Hikers Club (HHC) at Inniswood Metro Gardens~

Our monthly hiking club is a unique opportunity to foster your relationship with your child, family, and the community through nature. You will participate in positive physical activity and outdoor education while building supportive relationships with other local families and individuals of ALL AGES & ABILITIES!

JUNE HIKE DETAILS:
- Terrain: paved, raised wooden boardwalk, and gravel
-- Trail Distance: 1.5 miles (approximately 1 hour)
--- Restroom available: Yes
---- Activities: Naturalist-led hike as we explore the beautiful gardens.

REMINDERS AND NOTES:
- Wear comfortable shoes (close-toed and close-heeled) and clothes for the weather and trail environment.
- Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, etc. Always do a tick check immediately following any outdoor activity.
- Club will be cancelled in case of rain or inclement weather. Registered participants will be emailed the morning of the event in the case of cancellation. In addition, check facebook.com/ECRNplus for cancellation updates.
- This program is open to both children and their families with special health care needs as well as the general community-at-large. We encourage an inclusive approach to friendship and fun.
- This is a family event. At least one parent/caregiver must be present with their minor child or individual needing care.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS:


Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 S. Hempstead Road. Westerville, 43081


--270 to Route 3 (Westerville Road), head south on Route 3, turn left (East) onto Dempsey Road, turn left (North) onto S.Hempstead Road, veer to the right (Northeast) to stay on Hempstead Road

QUESTIONS?
ECRN+ Family Support Team
» Name: Cassie Kranz or Amanda Biel
» Email: ckranz@ymcacolumbus.org
» Phone: 614.300.7867

Metro Parks Staff
» Cindy Maravich- Metro Parks Naturalist
» Email: maravich@metroparks.net

New to Happy Hikers Club? WELCOME! Learn more...

"What is Happy Hikers Club (HHC)?"
Established in Spring 2017, HHC is a monthly social and recreational hiking adventure held at various Metro Parks across Central Ohio. Each month, our incredible Metro Parks Naturalist will lead us on a short walk or roll through the park to explore the beauty of the world around us! Families can build their circles of support and connect with one another through nature, in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment. As we explore, Metro Parks and ECRN+ staff and volunteers will ensure the pack stays together and is having fun along the way.


"Why did you create a club like this?"
ECRN+ Family Support Team and Metro Parks both believe that ALL children and individuals, regardless of ability or diagnoses, should have welcoming access to the outdoors in order to play, build lasting friendships, participate in positive activity, and experience the sensory wonders of nature. We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in their community.

As a cause-driven organization, the Y (ECRN+) has a unique opportunity and responsibility to work toward full inclusion of people of all abilities. We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Metro Parks and proud to intentionally serve children and youth of all abilities at our events. Happy Hikers Club is another hopeful seed we're planting as we strive to cultivate generations of diversity, acceptance, healthy living, and love for ALL.

"Who is invited to the club?"
Everyone! That's what makes our hiking club so fun! Each month's hike is open to children, youth, and young adults of all abilities alongside their family and friends. No matter your development, age, ability, fitness level, gender, culture, or whatever it may be that makes you amazing... YOU are welcome at HHC.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Inniswood Metro Gardens

940 South Hempstead Road

Westerville, OH 43081

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved