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Wayne Walks

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Wayne Walks Walking Club encourages social activity, while visiting new places, and making friends while setting attainable goals for a healthy lifestyle!

Group walks are one mile in length and suitable for all age groups. Visit local parks and discover walking trails you never knew existed!

We are looking for routine walkers to become neighborhood walk leaders. You get to pick the walk time and location of your choice. Inquire with Parks & Recreation by email or phone 973-694-1800 x 3260.

12 Benefits of Walking

  • Healthy Heart
  • Lose Weight
  • Increase Self-Esteem
  • Tones Muscles
  • Increases Metabolism
  • Reduces Stress
  • Improves Mood
  • Increase Energy
  • Decrease Chance of Injuries
  • Low Impact
  • Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure
  • Strengthens Bones/Joints

Walking Club Schedule

April 13 – June 7, 2024
Neighborhood Walks & Weekly Events
$20.00 (includes a t-shirt)
Wayne Walks Packet 2024

Mayor’s Weekly Challenge – Spring 2024

It is the intention of the Mayor’s Weekly Challenge to keep you motivated and walking each week. There are fun activities, and easy to reach milestones which can lead to some great rewards! In order to earn your rewards, have your local Walk Leader record your name on the dates/times you attended. Walk Leaders will be keeping track each week. At the conclusion of each week, Parks & Recreation will announce weekly rewards!

Kickoff Event!

Join us at Waks Memorial Park (39 Barbour Pond Road) on Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 a.m. for the 2024 Wayne Walks Kickoff Event! We’ll be doing our first walk of the year, plus giving out walking schedules, maps and giveaways courtesy of Arbor Ridge to all attendees!

Weekly Challenges will begin on Saturdays and end on the following Friday. Week 1 Dates: Saturday, April 13, 2024 through Friday, April 19, 2024. All weeks will follow in order, with the program concluding at the Milestone Awards on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Weekly Walks

Mondays:
9:00am, Laurelwood Arboretum, Linda Nardone
11:00am, Packanack Lake, Linda Nardone
1:00pm, Found Abilities, Linda Nardone

Tuesdays:
9:00am, Shai Shacknai, Clark & Jean Lifshotz
12:00pm, Siena Village, Tim Roetman
4:00pm, Laurelwood Arboretum, Pat Michalchuk
Wednesdays:
9:00am, Captain Kilroy Park, Marsha Borkowski
1:00pm, Siena & Sisco Village, Krystyna Swiderski
Thursdays:
9:00am, Laurelwood Arboretum, Ingrid Patois
4:00pm, Captain Kilroy Park, Tim Roetman

Fridays:
9:00am, Lionshead Lake, Shirley Khemlani
4:00pm, Farmingdale, Elisa Maislin

 Mayor’s Weekly ChallengeWeekly Reward
Week 1:Join a Walk Leader for a group walk on 3 days this week.2 Raffle Tickets
Week 2:Snap a group photo of at least 3 Wayne Walkers, email it to Parks and Rec.1 Raffle Ticket
Week 3:Attend the special walk at Glen Rock Duck Pond.2 Raffle Ticket
Week 4:Crazy Hat Week! Decorate a hat and wear it on your walk! Send us a photo!Receive a special gift
Week 5:Attend the special walk at Skylands Manor.2 Raffle Ticket
Week 6:Double your walk! Walk 2 miles.1 Raffle Ticket
Week 7:Join a Walk Leader for a group walk on 5 days this week.3 Raffle Ticket
Week 8:Attend the special walk at Celery Farm.1 Raffle Ticket
 Attend the Milestone Party at the Pool!Special Raffle!

Glen Rock Duck Pond* – Saturday, April 27, 2024, 1:00 p.m. (Bus to depart Town Hall at 12:30p.m.)
We will meet in parking lot at the Glen Rock Duck Pond inside Saddle River County Park (81 Alan Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452 for GPS).  The Park features sprawling greenways, paved walkways, a picturesque duck pond and more. We’ll be taking a two-mile walk through the park. Return approximately 2:15 p.m.

Skylands Manor*, Ringwood, NJ– Friday, May 17, 2024, 10:30 a.m. (Bus to depart Town Hall at 10:00 a.m.)
The botanical garden should be in full bloom as we hike the Skyland Manor walking path! In this 2-mile loop explore nature and photograph the beauty of the gardens. Bus to return approximately 12:30 p.m.

The Celery Farm*, Allendale, NJ – Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:30 a.m. (Bus to depart Town Hall at 9:45 a.m.)
The Celery Farm is a 107-acre freshwater wetland encircled by a 1.5-mile walking path. It is a great place to see migratory birds and take a leisurely stroll along Lake Appert. Bus will return to Town Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Milestone Party
Join us for the conclusion of the Wayne Walks program. The Milestone Party will take place on Friday, June 7, 2024, 6:00 p.m. at the James W. Roe Memorial Pool Concession Patio, located at 133 Garside Avenue. Dinner will be served. A raffle will be held at the milestone party for some fun prizes! Must be present to win.! There is no swimming.

*Township bus will be provided for anyone needing transportation to Glen Rock Duck Pond, Skylands Manor, and/or The Celery Farm. You must pre-register for the bus since there is limited seating. To pre-register please call office at 973-694-1800 x 3260, or email us here.

How do I sign up?

Register online at waynetownship.com/parks or in the office at Wayne Parks & Recreation in Town Hall, 475 Valley Road. If you have any questions, please call 973-694-1800 x 3260.