The Many Community Benefits of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

APA Indiana Chapter


Friday, October 7, 2016
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

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Trails and Outdoor Recreation play a critical role in supporting healthy lifestyles for children and adults, reducing the likelihood of chronic disease and complications of chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. They can also be a catalyst and hub for community and economic activity for residents and visitors. Learn how recreation infrastructure and programming, public health, and community economic development can come together to advance thriving communities. Presenters will examine the Indiana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan’s methodology, public input surveys, results, and state-level planning challenges encountered along the way.    


Peter Fritz, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Pete Fritz, AICP, PLA Healthy Communities Planner Indiana State Department of Health Pete Fritz is the Healthy Communities Planner with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has a passion for working with project stakeholders in planning and designing great communities with a ... Read More

Greg Beilfuss

Confirmed Speaker

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Outdoor Recreation Read More

Rose Scovel, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Indiana Association for Community Economic Development Read More