Past Event

Hike the Heights 2021

June 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hike the Heights 17 will take place on June 5, 2021, which is National Trails day. In previous years, the day is composed of hiking on the Giraffe Path followed by a community celebration in Highbridge Park. This year, our annual celebration will be virtual this year, and we are calling on everyone to 'Hike Your Heights' by organizing your own hike, wherever you are, and share it with us on social media! Together, let's revitalize our public spaces, strengthen community, spread joy, and hike toward a more equitable future!

How to join us:

  • Invite your friends and neighbors to walk together to your favorite park or public space in your neighborhood that brings you joy. If you're in New York City, we encourage you to hike along the Giraffe Path!

  • As you explore and celebrate your area's natural treasures, pay attention to how you feel, what you see, and what you hear walking through your neighborhood

  • Along the walk share stories and thank the people and places in your community that bring you joy and strength

  • Share your stories, photos, videos of your hike with us on social media and tag us in your posts

  • Reach out to friends, family, and neighbors, and invite them to join you or follow us on social media

When: Saturday June 5th, 2021 10am-3pm. Join us on live on zoom at 1pm to hear stories from our neighbors and community leaders on community resilience and the road to recovery.

Where: Through your own neighborhood to your favorite park. If you're in our hood, join us on the Giraffe Path!


  • Foster a sense of pride among youth as they see the beauty in their communities

  • Build a deeper sense of connection to the neighborhood and public parks and create a sense of neighborhood and park ownership

  • Promote healthy living by encouraging residents to walk together and

  • Strengthen the bonds between communities and their beautiful public spaces

  • Provide residents with an opportunity to meet new people

  • Increase community investment in neighborhood and park stewardship

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