Parks & Recreation

Get Healthy at Hardberger

This Saturday, Councilman Nirenberg is hosting “Get Healthy at Hardberger” in partnership with the San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge initiative. Each year, hundreds of families attend these events to have fun and learn about healthy lifestyle choices.

Whether you enjoy nature walks, Zumba classes, or rock climbing, Get Healthy at Hardberger is a perfect place to begin a more healthy and active life.

Contrary to Charles Barkley’s now-infamous statements, data shows that San Antonio is already becoming a healthier city. According to Metro Health’s 2014 annual report, between 2010 and 2012 “obesity decreased from 35.1% to 28.5%. This means that there are 87,000 fewer adults in San Antonio that are obese.” The City of San Antonio has continued to make healthy lifestyles more accessible by investing in sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and parks and greenways.

Judging by the sheer number of people that can be seen biking through our greenways, walking in our parks, and participating in the Fit Family Challenge, it is clear that San Antonio is committed to a healthy lifestyle.

Is there anything else we can be doing to make San Antonio a healthier community?

Do you support renewing and expanding the greenway trail system?

Would you like to see more bicycle lanes on our roadways?