New Wellness Program at Hartman Reserve: Trail Rx (Reprise of May 15 program)

Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Black Hawk County

Sunday, September 18, 2022

A free, outdoor-wellness program at Hartman Reserve was launched May 15! The new program is Trail Rx, a prescription for self-care in the outdoors at Hartman Reserve. It is a collaborative effort between Black Hawk County Conservation staff and Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, a local integrative medicine physician. Join us in the Community Room as we review this innovative program, answer questions, and then lead a walk on a Trail Rx trail. No registration is necessary to attend this event.

Many physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors have been confirmed through scientific research. The Trail Rx program centers around time spent outdoors, whether exercising, birdwatching, or experiencing quiet, mindful time. Trail Rx offers a framework to accomplish a user’s wellness goals alongside guidance from their healthcare providers. Five trails at Hartman Reserve have been designated as Trail Rx Trails. The trails have been measured and assessed for physical activity goals, and the accumulated data is available at HartmanReserve.org. Additional information, audio files, and links is also  available on the website with suggested mental health activities designed to help users connect to their senses, slow down, relax, and quiet their mind. The Trail Rx webpage is also accessible by scanning QR codes present on signage along the trails and on a printed map of the trails.  

The main entrance to Hartman Reserve Nature Center is at 657 Reserve Drive in Cedar Falls. For more information on this or any Conservation program, please call 319-277-2187 or visit BlackHawkCountyParks.com under the Events menu.

To Register

Registration starts from 09/18/2022

What

New Wellness Program at Hartman Reserve: Trail Rx (Reprise of May 15 program)

When

Sunday, September 18, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where

Hartman Reserve Community Room
657 Reserve Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
csvoboda@blackhawkcounty.iowa.gov
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Programs