ParkPlay sessions are officially launched in Harlow

ParkPlay sessions are officially launched in Harlow

Families are being encouraged to come together and get active at new weekly ParkPlay sessions in Harlow.

Run by provider Changing Lives, the two-hour Saturday sessions start at 9.30am and take place at Harlow Town Park.

Similar to the popular Park Run concept, ParkPlay involves bringing people together in groups for fun games and activities, led by Play Leaders.

Sessions are inclusive and focused on supporting residents’ mental wellbeing and reducing social isolation whilst also helping to tackle obesity by encouraging physical activity.

The sessions are being funded as part of work to promote physical activity in Harlow via Active Essex. They will support Essex County Council’s Levelling Up programme, which has identified the town as a priority area.

Sessions started in Harlow Town Park just before Christmas with the ambition being to extend them to other parks in the town in the future.

Last updated 21 January 2022