Walk West Bloomfield
Walk West Bloomfield is a fun, free program designed to encourage fitness opportunities while enjoying all the recreational parks and trails West Bloomfield has to offer.
This year you must register for the Walk West Bloomfield program.
This program is sponsored by:
The first walk will start on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Recreation Activities Center.
Walks are scheduled from June to August at various locations throughout West Bloomfield and range from 2 to 3.5 miles. Tuesday walks will start at 7:00 pm and Saturday walks will start at 8:30 am.
Our program coordinator will be there from 6:30-7:00pm for Tuesday walks and from 8:00-8:30am for Saturday walks. During that time she will check you in and verify your registration. This will be done in compliance with the social distancing guidelines (6 feet distance). Please download each walk's map ahead of time. Paper copies will not be available onsite.
Once you are checked in, you are free to walk the route planned for that specific day.
Names will be placed in the grand drawing (one entry for each walk). The grand prize will be a gift basket including a $100 Busch's gift card (up to a $1,000 value). In this time of crisis, we want to support local businesses by providing a gift card from our neighboring businesses. The grand drawing will take place following the September 1st walk. Participants need not be present to win. Grand Prize winner must be 18 years old, a West Bloomfield resident, and have participated in a minimum of 5 walks. Updated 6.16.20.
To celebrate WB Parks 50th Anniversary, small gift will be awarded to any walker that walked over 50 miles in the program. Individual walk prizes will not be given out this year. Walks will be held rain or shine unless there is severe weather.
National Trails Day Walk
What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than being outdoors on a WB Parks' trail! Free t-shirts to the first 100 registered walkers. This year's event is a self-guided hike.
Due to the extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, we made the decision to cancel National Trails Day at all 4 park locations and even though the order has been cancelled, we have decided not to make any more adjustments to this program.
This does not mean that you and your family can’t still enjoy National Trails Day on your own while wearing matching shirts to celebrate!
So, in order to prepare, please pick up your T-Shirt at the Recreation Activities Center on Friday, June 5, 2020 between 10:00a-12:00p. Check your email for your assigned timeslot during that time frame. The Recreation Activities Center is located in the Civic Center at 4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48323, next to the Library.
Celebrate On Your Own
On Saturday, June 6th, National Trails Day, enjoy exploring the trails in WB. Please tag @WBparks in your photos and use #WBtrailsday. We would love to see you on the trails in your shirts exploring nature! If you take a great nature photo use #WBlovesnature.
In order to ensure proper social distances are maintained between participants, we've split this year's event across four locations. You must preregister for a location by May 15 in order to receive your free t-shirt. Location choices are the West Bloomfield Trail, Marshbank Park, Drake Sports Park and Bloomer Park. There will be no on-site registration. Check-in is between 8:00 and 8:30 am. Our nature staff will be at Marshbank, Drake and Bloomer to answer any nature questions.
Sorry, no changes or transfers between park locations once registered. Must check in to receive shirt at the time/location you register for. Patrons must wear a face covering while checking in with staff.
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Download maps of our various walk locations below.
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