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Physical Activity

Physical Activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.

Physical Activity Recommendations for different age groups can be found at CDC’s Physical Activity Page

You can also find information on physical activity at Choose My Plate’s website

For information about local parks & recreation visit https://www.londonky.gov/parks-recreation/

SAFE WALKING IN LAUREL COUNTY

London Rotary Park

London Rotary Park is handicap accessible and open to the public. 

Whitley Branch Veterans Park

Whitley Branch park is the wooded area adjoining the London Rotary Park on Dixie Street, and will offer all three entities when construction is completed.

LAUREL COUNTY HEATH DEPARTMENT WALKING PATH

The Laurel County Health Department campus features a Walking Path that is open to the public. The track features two paths that can accomodate walker/runners at different levels of experience. There is no charge to use the walking paths.

One path circles the perimeter of the front parking area. This track has a more flat walking patch and is great for beginner walkers. Five laps on this track equals 1 mile.

The second path circles the entire campus of the Laurel County Health Department. This track features inclines in the surface for more experienced walkers. Three laps on this track equals 1 mile.

SAINT JOSEPH LONDON WALKING PATH

LAUREL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EQUIPMENT

Also available to the public is an outdoor physical activity area.

 

Equipment is available to perform weight-bearing activities such as push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, etc.

 

The equipment is located to the right of the front parking lot.

LONDON-LAUREL COUNTY WELLNESS PARK

The London-Laurel County Wellness Park is located behind the Laurel County Public Library off KY-192. Two historic coal silos adorn the property that features plenty of parking, basketball courts, a skate park, bicycle pump track, two restrooms, two small picnic shelters, two large picnic shelters, two volleyball courts, a playground, walking trail, mountain bike trail, and a splash pad

NATURE & HIKING TRAILS

Photo credit: Kelly Burton

With over 600 hundred miles of trails scattered all throughout the Daniel Boone Forest for hikers, mountain bikers, adventure racers, it’s easy to see why London – Laurel County has become a destination for hiking enthusiasts, nature-lovers and those who yearn to be in the great outdoors!  Learn more about nature & hiking trails such as The Boone Trace & Wilderness Road Trail, Sugar Tree Hollow, Vanhook Falls, Fraizer Knob and many other nature opportunities at https://visitlondonky.com/attractions/nature-and-hiking/