Be Active! Be Green! Bench Initiative

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Be Active! Be Green! Bench at Lake McCarrons County Park

Active Living Ramsey Communities worked to install benches on trails and pedestrian corridors throughout Ramsey County in order to create a more walkable environment.

The goal of the Be Active! Be Green! Bench Initiative was to have benches placed often enough that when people sit on one bench, they're able to see the next one — with the thought that seniors, people with disabilities or small children can more easily make it to the next bench. Through a partnership with the Environmental Health Division of Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health, the benches were made from recycled plastic and promoted recycling throughout the county.

Benches are located throughout the county, along many of Ramsey County's trails, as well as within the city of New Brighton and the Summit-University neighborhood in Saint Paul.