Active Living

Purpose: To develop sustainable strategies that improves equity and encourages the population of Becker County to choose active living

General Desired Outcomes:
1) Increase active living opportunities and lifestyles
2) Promote and support healthy environments and natural resources

Initiatives:
1) Leverage resources to expand special needs children and adults access to adaptive physical fitness opportunities at MN Flyers
2) Invest in public water bottle stations to promote drinking water and recycling

3) Develop a Becker County Health Map to identify current assets to healthy lifestyles and raise awareness of ammenities (check out the map page on this website)
4) Develop the “Detroit Lakes Art Walk” where you can walk a 1 or 2 mile route while checking out the Arts & Architecture of the community (see below)
5) Support for the Heartland Trail Expansion through Becker County, walkable/bikeable communities & access
6) Leveraging resources & marketing to support fitness orgs/businesses, the Bike Rodeo, LAMBAT, and other events that promote active living
7) Collaborating with Partnership 4 Health to promote Walk, Work n’ Play walking routes in Detroit Lakes (check out the map page on this website)

Detroit Mountain

Winter FUN Starts Here! Located in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Detroit Mountain offers you up a snowy platter of fun and explorable terrain. Winter 16-17 we added an ALL NEW Tubing Facility with 2 Magic Carpets & Warming Lodge, 3 new ski runs and another Terrain Park with high speed tow.  Detroit Mountain caters to the first timer, with a designated learning area featuring “Terrain Based Learning”,

Detroit Mountain is also home to lift served mountain biking during the summer months.    Learn more at: http://detroitmountain.com/

Discover Detroit Lakes: Art & Architecture Walking Tour

Did you know that studies show that public art improves public health in multiple ways as it engages the community in planning and creation, increases a sense of identify and belonging, builds tourism and increases positive mental well-being.  The art and architecture walking tour of Detroit Lakes is an Art4Health Project supported by Springboard for the Arts and ParterSHIP 4 Health and conceived in collaboration by the DLCCC and Becker County Energize.   The art walking tour includes a 1 mile and 2.2 mile route with 24 points of interest and the brochure highlights information on each interest point in addition to local artist biographies. Click Here For The Brochure

Want more information on how to put a framed poster and brochures up at your organization?
Contact Karen.Crabtree@EssentiaHealth.org for more information.

Want to know more about how public art impacts public health & communities?   Check out these research articles:

https://www.publichealthpost.org/research/public-art-as-public-health/

https://centerforactivedesign.org/publicart-engagement

https://www.princeton.edu/~artspol/workpap/WP20%20-%20Guetzkow.pdf