Edina, Minn., Sept. 7, 2020 – Edina Parks & Recreation is hoping to spread joy by bringing “Silly Walks” to the City’s parks.
A Silly Walk gives park goers the opportunity to participate in a leisurely activity where they are not taking themselves too seriously. They are able to have fun with what’s right in front of them and forget about life’s potential stressors.
Park visitors will soon see signs that encourage those enjoying the parks to stop what they are doing and start the Silly Walk. The walk is broken into different “zones” that encourage walkers to do a different type of movement as they pass through each area. Zones featured include crazy leg, sideways, backwards walk, monster walk, disco, ballerina, leaping and skipping.
The Silly Walk signs will be added to the following park locations:
- Arden Park, 5230 Minnehaha Blvd.
- Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave S.
- Pamela Park, 4303 W. 58th St.
- Rosland Park, 4300 W. 66th St.
According to BBC News, the idea for “Silly Walks” was inspired by a sketch in the 1970s comedy series Monty Python, where actor John Cleese played a civil servant walking in unusual ways to the "Ministry of Silly Walks."
To view a complete list of current recreation activities and events, visit EdinaParks.com.
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