Active Communities Team
re:TH!NK’s Active Communities Team wants to increase the number of Winnebago County residents using active transportation (walking, bicycling, or using public transit) to access low- or no-cost local recreational facilities like trails, parks, and swimming pools. In Winnebago County, over half our residents aren’t getting enough physical activity, which can lead to poor health outcomes.
We are working to make sure everyone has equitable access to opportunities to be physically active, so we are focusing our efforts on “safe routes to recreation” to make it easier and safer for people to walk, bike or take transit to their local recreational facilities. The AC team is conducting safe routes to parks audits to assess what is working well and what could be better in the neighborhoods surrounding three priority parks, and will be making recommendations for improvements. The team also plans to teach other groups and municipal staff how to conduct the audits in other areas of Winnebago County.
If you want to make it easier and safer to walk or bike to your local park, join our team!
Meeting Day/Time/Place: First Tuesday every other month (even months) at 10:30am at JP Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI
Team Chair: Vicky Redlin, Assistant Parks Director, Winnebago County Parks Department,
vredlin @ co.winnebago.wi.us, 920-232-1962
Team Staff Liaison: Emily Dieringer, Coalition Coordinator,
edieringer @ co.winnebago.wi.us, 920-232-3021
In 2018, re:TH!NK updated the mission statement and logo, worked on Safe Routes to Parks audits, educated youth about healthy food choices, partnered with the Sacred Heart Neighborhood Association, conducted Festival Scans, and finally reached its goal of tobacco-free...
re:TH!NK has exciting news to share! The Leadership Council took time this past summer to discuss the current and future state of re:TH!NK and has updated the mission statement to reflect our current and potential priorities. The mission statement is now more...
The Active Communities Team presented the concept of Safe Routes to Parks (SRTP) to the Stevens Park Neighborhood Association at their September association meeting. Team members explained what SRTP is all about, how safety and access to a park can be improved by...