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Franklin County Local Resource List
KDWPT To Remove Access Fees at Two Major Trails
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, visitors at Prairie Spirit Trail State Park and Flint Hills Trail State Park will no longer be required to purchase trail access permits. Read more about it here!
Supporting and Inspiring Longer, Healthier Lives
Live Healthy in Franklin County is part of the larger statewide efforts across Kansas to make long lasting economic and health impacts. By working with community leaders, employers, schools, and health care professionals, the initiative will create health-friendly policies and resources that make it easier for residents to incorporate healthy actions into their daily routines. From better nutrition in schools, child care facilities, and homes to more physical activity and reduced tobacco exposure, Live Healthy in Franklin County strives to make a positive difference across the community.
To improve community health through policies that support healthy eating and active living.
To create healthy and active communities throughout Franklin County.
Our Current Initiatives
Focus Area 1
Increase the number of community venues that offer healthy food and beverage choices.
Our Short term goals:
- Increase Community Access to Affordable Locally Produced Healthy Food. Our Long term goals:
- Work with community leaders to support locally grown foods by expanding land available for community gardens and farmer's markets.
Focus Area 2
Enhancement of active living through bicycle/pedestrian community trails. Create more walkable/bikeable community with safe family-friendly environments.
Across local communities, parks, and public spaces, Living Healthy in Franklin County supports expanding options for residents of all ages and fitness levels to incorporate more exercise and physical activity into everyday routines.
Physical inactivity and poor nutrition are the second leading risk factors of preventable death and disease in the U.S. and result in a huge economic burden for the state. Health benefits occur even with very modest increases in activity that do not require large investments of time or money. Achieving the recommended amount of physical activity can be as simple as taking three 10-minute walks each day, parking further from the door, or choosing to take the stairs rather than the elevator.
Our Short term goals:
- Increase Opportunities for Safe & Accessible Physical Activity.
- Raising public awareness of trails.
Our Long term goals:
- Continuing education and trail awareness.
Walking and Biking
Future initiatives may include improving access through:
- Farmer's Market
- Food Hub
- Nutrition Education
- Links to private gardens
- Tobacco-Free Living
Food Policy Council Proclamation