Active people make a healthy Savannah! We approach this space by looking to improve access to activity. Promoting activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, like walking and biking trails, are giant leaps forward to reconnecting our divided built environment.
Generally, active people live longer and are at less risk for serious chronic health problems. Even small amounts of consistent physical activity can help manage these conditions and complications and improve overall well-being. Physical activity also benefits the community by increasing retail economic activity and employment, supporting neighborhood revitalization, reducing health care costs, and increasing property values.
Southside Activity Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations Initiative
Healthy Savannah and the Tide To Town team are working with priority neighborhoods to develop specific strategies and recommendations to improve conditions for walking and biking at the neighborhood level. By connecting neighborhoods to the Tide To Town Urban Trail System, residents will be connected to resources and services across the city.
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Healthy Savannah/YMCA Advocate To Improve Safety, Infrastructure For Pedestrians
The Coastal YMCA and Healthy Savannah are working together to implement the R.E.A.C.H Grant or Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health provided by the CDC to help lift up communities of color. Armand Turner, the Physical Activity Program Manager for Healthy Savannah, is leading the effort to encourage physical activity in the community. He…
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Healthy Walk Takes Pandemic In Stride
Every Tuesday for the past two years, “we meet up, and we walk,” says Armand Turner of Healthy Savannah. A pretty simple concept born out of a pretty complicated time. “When we started this, it was really just a way to stay connected through the start of the pandemic and it has actually survived longer…
Healthy Savannah and the YMCA to Celebrate Two-Year Milestone With Healthy Walk on Truman Linear Park Trail March 22
March 7, 2022 – What started as a simple way to get out of the house at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is gearing up for a big milestone. Healthy Walk, a grass-roots initiative to explore Savannah area trails and walkways, will celebrate its two-year anniversary on Tuesday, March 22. Healthy Savannah and the…
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Police Memorial Trail reopens in Savannah, helping link Daffin Park to Lake Mayer
Savannah’s Police Memorial Trail officially reopened on Monday, Nov. 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the trailhead on the corner of Kerry St. and Dixie Ave., where City and County officials gathered with the Tide to Town board and members of the community to celebrate the conclusion of the five-year renovation effort. Extending from Kerry…
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Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations Neighborhood Plans
Healthy Savannah and the Tide to Town team are working with neighborhood residents to develop “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations Neighborhood Plans” to help identify how we can create safer places for walking and biking AND develop a plan of action!
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Introducing: Healthy Hub
Visitors to Savannah’s Lake Mayer Park have a new place to give and take resources promoting better health and quality of life. “Healthy Hub is a place to go for resources that promote better health and quality of life for all. You can take or add items like books, pamphlets, canned food, and other health…
On Thursday, July 18, 2019 the proposed New Zoning Ordinance (NewZO) passed 8-1 at City Council for adoption. We are excited that the old ordinance adopted in 1960 is now in the history books! The NewZO is more efficient, transparent, and more consistent with today’s development patterns and our vision for future growth as expressed…
The first segment of Tide to Town nears completion
Tide To Town, Savannah’s Urban Trail System, will be a protected network of walking and bicycling trails connecting all of Savannah’s neighborhoods, from the heart of the city to our marshes and waterways. Tide To Town will serve every aldermanic district within the City of Savannah, with the potential to expand to unincorporated Chatham County, Tybee Island, Garden…
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Savannah Physical Fitness Resources
The Savannah area and Chatham county have many facilities and opportunities to get active and fit! Find a park or community center near you. City of Savannah Parks & Recreation Chatham County Parks & Recreation YMCA of Coastal Georgia