Recreation on the Move

Location: Avondale, Arizona, population 80,684

The Problem: Most recreation programs in Avondale are held in large, regional parks and facilities, making it both hard to get to and expensive for outlying communities.  

Avondale accepted the challenge to play and moveHealthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The Recreation on the Move project is teaming up with local mobile farmers markets to make fun, health-focused recreational programs more accessible to Avondale’s low-income/low-access neighborhoods. This project will serve a variety of ages and feature activities that focus on improving physical activity and active lifestyles.