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Walk & Bike to School Day

Walking School BusWalk & Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 5th.

Park Elementary will host Mayor Gary Forcier, Fire Chief Mike Schumann and Police Chief Dan Hatten and other Heart of Hutch volunteers leading groups of kids along identified walking routes for the 5th year!   Snack station will be available to walkers, bikers and volunteers in the am.

Check out the Walking School Bus Routes and join us on our way to Park Elementary!

In light of concerns that parents have been voicing, Police Chief Hatten has provided this statement –

“The Annual Walk to School Day is an opportunity for us as a community to encourage our children to begin healthy life style habits by walking to school. It is also an opportunity to renew or begin family safety plans to prevent abductions. This event affirms the message that our community is safe and we as a community will not be limited by criminal behavior in our society.”

Family Safety Planning tips from Chief Hatten.

Walking Safety information and tips

Bike and Pedestrian Videos from the Bicycle Alliance of MN.