Places to Explore, Move, and Play
Places to Explore, Move & Play in Northampton County, NC!
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About Get Fit Stay Fit
The Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative (RV-CHI) with support from Healthy Places NC an initiative of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, is putting resources for physical activity and recreation at people’s fingertips with the release of the Places to Explore, Move and Play map. The map highlights community organizations, pools, farmers markets, parks, trails, senior centers, playgrounds and more across Halifax County.
“Parents, families and individuals can all find something that suits them. The map highlights so many wonderful places to play and be active and the benefit to families for their social, emotional and physical health is tremendous, said Magda Baligh, RV-CHI member and Executive Director, Halifax - Warren Smart Start Partnership for Children, Inc.”
It Takes a Village to Improve A Community’s Health
It’s the community gardens popping up around town. It’s baked chicken and water added to the church congregational lunches. It’s the new weight lifting equipment at the community college. These are some of the small ways Halifax County is fighting back against obesity and heart disease.
In 2015 and the years preceding, Halifax County came in almost dead last North Carolina’s county health rankings at 99 out of 100.