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Brookside Gardens: "Heart Health" Walk & Coffee at Starbucks

  • Oct 23, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Brookside Gardens "Heart Health" Walk

Note: there are two entrances to the gardens and we will meet at the 1800 visitor's center entrance (not at the 1500 conservatory entrance).

8:30 - 9:30 am - Walk 1 - 2 miles for "Good Heart Health" in Brookside Gardens,

9:30 - 10:30 am - coffee at Starbucks at 2800 W. University Blvd in Wheaton

Directions to Brookside Gardens: From Washington Beltway - Take exit 31A to Georgia Avenue (rte 97) north toward Wheaton. Travel 3.3 miles on Georgia Avenue to Randolph Road. Turn right on Randolph. Travel 0.3 miles on Randolph Road, to 2nd right, Glenallen Avenue. Drive about 0.4 miles to the 1st entrance of Brookside Gardens. The visitor's center is at the end of the parking lot and we will be in front of it (bathrooms inside).

Directions from Brookside Gardens to Starbucks: Turn left onto Glenallan Ave, follow .4 miles to Randolph Road. Turn left on Randolph and drive 1.2 miles to W. University Blvd. Turn right on University and drive .4 miles to the entrance to Westfield Wheaton Mall (better known as Wheaton Plaza). Turn left into the mall, then left again at the stop sign. Starbucks is on the left in the strip facing Giant Food.

HeartSmart Trails - The Heart Smart Trail program is intended to encourage people to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Walking can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, improve blood pressure control, decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer and help control weight. Heart Smart Trails are generally 1-mile in length or less and follow a hard surface, level path. Bronze medallions are embedded in the path every 1/10 of a mile so walkers can keep track of the distance they have traveled. Go ahead…take your first step toward a healthier life!

Brookside Gardens HeartSmart Trail at  Wheaton Regional Park
          The trail follows a popular pathway around this 50-acre public display garden that is open year-round, sunrise to sunset. The trail begins at the rear of the Visitors Center. Use the "Walking Log" to record the date, distance you've traveled and the time it took.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I waited for a little while outside the Visitor's Center (then used the restroom) and didn't see any one to meet. I went ahead and took a lovely walk around, viewing the dew in the lovely sun. I wonder how I missed three people.

    October 31, 2013

    • Dianne G.

      Did you go to 1800 or 1500 entrance? We meet at 1800 entrance in front of building and we were there but only Carol was on time, I was a little late and so was Pat. try again and look for people standing in front of building, Carol holds a Meetup sign.

      November 1, 2013

  • Dianne G.

    It is always a pleasure to walk in the gardens and around the ponds of Brookside gardens. I missed the coffee because I had to go to work, but we had good talks while we walked in the garden and the roses are still delightful.

    October 23, 2013

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  • Dianne G.
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  • A former member
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