March 19, 2021
The Metropolis of Quincy’s Division of Pure Assets has developed a GIS-based path map and web site to encourage residents take pleasure in their native pure assets and get some a lot wanted contemporary air and train this Spring. The map highlights trails by means of parks and open areas in Quincy neighborhoods together with Squaw Rock Park, Merrymount Park, Faxon Park, Nut Island Park, Wollaston Shore Reservation, Blue Hills Reservation, Squantum Level Park, The Crusher, and lots of extra. There are at present 18 completely different trails in whole included on the location.
The net maps might be discovered on the Pure Assets part of the Metropolis web site by clicking here. The undertaking was led by Environmental Scientist Julie Sullivan with help from Division of Pure Assets Intern Jacqueline Devin and GIS Coordinator Stephen Washburn.
“Most Quincy residents do not realize the unimaginable alternatives that exist proper right here in Quincy to take pleasure in nature and train on the identical time,” mentioned Commissioner of Pure Assets Dave Murphy. “This previous yr has solely bolstered the significance of sustaining a wholesome way of life and what higher option to get and keep wholesome than taking a stroll by means of an exquisite native park or open area.”
Along with location and path data, this system shares attention-grabbing information concerning the historical past and pure panorama of every location. The undertaking was impressed by the concept inventorying Quincy’s huge path community would assist residents find and discover the picturesque coastal, salt marsh, and inland areas the place the paths are positioned.
Climbing is a strong cardio exercise that may decrease the chance of coronary heart illness; enhance your blood stress, and blood sugar ranges, and increase bone density, since strolling is a weight-bearing train. The pandemic has heightened consciousness of sustaining a wholesome way of life, and entry to out of doors areas has performed a vital half in supporting bodily and psychological wellbeing all through the course of this difficult yr.
Added Murphy, “This previous yr was one of the crucial lively seasons in Quincy’s parks and path networks as many gyms have been closed resulting from COVID-19 restrictions. We had numerous individuals connecting and reconnecting with our park system for train and contemporary air. Our park system performed in necessary position in getting by means of the pandemic and we predict our parks can play an equally necessary position in serving to improve well being and wellness for our residents going ahead.”
This press launch was produced by the City of Quincy. The views expressed listed below are the writer’s personal.