Fall Means Gorgeous Central IN Trails and Greenways

Parks, trails, and greenway systems are part of the built environment of communities.  Built environments that encourage walking, biking, and hiking have multiple health benefits – they offer opportunities for physical activity, recreational time, and can boost mental health as well. Cooler temperatures and changing leaves mean central Indiana’s trails and greenways are at their best and now is the…

Scenic Fall Creek Greenway

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New opportunities for play on the far east side

Yesterday morning at around 8:30, volunteers began streaming into the parking lot of the Carriage House East Apartments on Indianapolis’ Far Eastside to begin building a new playground for the residential area. These volunteers represented the Finish Line Youth Foundation, the Glick Fund, and residents of the Carriage House Eastcommunity.  In June, children from the apartments…

Volunteers help build the Carriage House East playgroun

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Working Toward a Healthier District

New Year’s Resolutions This week, many schools around Indianapolis are reopening their doors to students after a summer away. A new school year provides opportunities for school leadership to implement new plans and goals for improvement, and this year the school district of Warren Township is implementing some new year’s resolutions of their own. Superintendent…

Children playing recess games outside

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Outdoor Equipment and Safety

At Jump IN for Healthy Kids, we are very happy that it’s summer.  Long sunny days, warm weather, and outdoor activities allow for some wonderful family time, physical activity, and just plain fun.  Before you hop on that bike or send the kids out to the swing set, we wanted to share with you some…

Group of kids running outside

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The Built Environment and Health

Central Indiana has many wonderful qualities, but a year ago, our investment in the city’s built environment was looking bleak.  That has started changing, and Indianapolis has shared several bits of built environment good news recently. The term “built environment” refers to the built structures in communities and includes everything from sidewalks to trails to public…

Children running outside

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