FORT WAYNE—Members of the Urban Trails Project are scheduled to host a Community Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., April 24 at Links Wonderland, 1711 E. Crieghton Ave.
Organizers plan to provide important information about the Urban Trails Project, including documentation of funds given by the City of Fort Wayne to other parts of the community for trails and general information on the city’s Legacy Fund.
Linda Brooks, a member of the advisory board and advocate for an extensive trail system in the central city also wants to present information on a number of topics, including:
- Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation.
- Health initiatives information from First Lady Michelle Obama.
- The concept of Health by Design (How Walkable is Your Neighborhood?).
- Maps of future urban trails.
- Discussion on how the central city can prepare to receive funds from the city’s Legacy Fund.
Brooks said everyone is needed—parents, teachers, politicians, barbers, cosmetologist, clinicians, auto mechanics, youth, professionals, businesses executives, small business owners, youth workers, police and safety workers, government officials including neighborhood association representatives, city council representatives, pastors, doctors, lawyers and clergy—to help influence the city make the right decision for the central city’s health.
Brooks said, “Youth in our community and the taxpayers living in the urban community have been ignored when it comes to accessible trails in the urban community neighborhood. This community forum purpose is to build a legacy of pride and other endless possibilities for the youth in the urban community.
“It is up to the community to advocate for Urban Trails in the urban community,” said Brooks. “Urban Trails are important it will give the youth access to trails for health, fitness and alternate form of safe commuting. The trails will also add curb appeal and raise property values for homeowners.”
For more information, contact Linda Brooks at (313) 434-6549.