Health & Wellness
The City of Roswell is Committed To:
- Offering a variety of planned physical activities for persons of all ages and abilities.
- Giving all park and facility users access to healthy food and beverage options in our vending machines.
- Partnering with local and neighboring community members, organizations and businesses to promote healthy habits.
- Providing healthy programs and events to the Roswell community.
- Providing summer camps for children in the community that focus on being active, staying healthy and learning about nutrition in a fun and energetic environment.
- Providing day camps during the summer with healthy activities and snacks ideas.
- Ensuring all parks are tobacco-free.
Programs / Events / Activities
for one of our current programs
Rent a canoe, kayak, raft, tube, paddleboard, or bicycle ...
Nantahala Outdoor Center offers high-quality craft and equipment rentals for any number of river adventures including tubing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, biking, and stand up paddleboarding. Whether you are looking for a relaxing float, an intense workout, or just to explore, this is the perfect spot to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Chattahoochee River.
Nantahala Outdoor Center (203 Azalea Drive):Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
- Rentals: Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts, Tubes, Paddleboards, and Bicycles
- Shuttle Service
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Last hourly rental is 6:00 PM)
Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit www.noc.com/roswell or call 770-999-0625.
Explore our Parks and Trail Map
The Park RX program is increasing active programming and events for those who play, live and learn in the Roswell Community. The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department is offering health and wellness providers with a new way to inspire patients to improve their health. Park Rx aims to increase positive changes in behavior and attitudes towards health improvement through the prescription of nature to increase physical activity and nutrition education. Learn more about this program.
Hikes Hosted by Atlanta Outdoor Club
- Leita Thompson Park
6 miles, 2 hour hike every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in Leita Thompson Park. A beautiful hike that includes three trails: the yellow trail (1.12 miles), blue trail (2 miles), and the red trail (2.25 miles). The red and blue trails offer a .25-mile extension around the pond. This is excellent for the more experienced hikers who want to enjoy nature and stay fit. Sign up for free membership on Atlanta Outdoor Club and register for weekly event.
- Azalea Drive Riverwalk
3 miles, 1 hour hike every Thursday night at 8:00 PM. Come join me for a scenic view of the Chattahoochee River and the wetlands. The trail along Roswell's Azalea Drive is flat and asphalt This is a great hike for beginners and people wanting to get back out to the outdoors. Sign up for free membership on Atlanta Outdoor Club and register for weekly event.
- Leita Thompson Park
Walk With Ease Program
Made possible through an NRPA grant, this FREE program helps participants improve their health while also getting active and social within their community. Learn more!
Free Fitness in the Park
Join us for our free group exercise classes with Fitness in the Park! All classes are weather-permitting and open to the public. Please check the City of Roswell's Facebook page or the Weather Hotline for any cancellations due to weather.
Free Fitness in the Park 2020 Schedule
All classes 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Date Activity Location July 11, 2020 Zumba Town Square July 18, 2020 Yoga Town Square July 25, 2020 Pilates Riverside August 1, 2020 Zumba Town Square August 8, 2020 Zumba Town Square August 15, 2020 Zumba Town Square August 22, 2020 Zumba Town Square August 29, 2020 Pilates Riverside September 12, 2020 Yoga Town Square September 19, 2020 Pilates Riverside October 10, 2020 Yoga Riverside October 24, 2020 Yoga Town Square
News and Resources
Surgeon General:"Physical Activity is One of the Most Important Things Americans Can Do to Improve Their Health"
WellStar North Fulton Hospital:Cardiac Screening Program
National Recreation and Parks Association:Get Out and Walk
Healthy Recipes:Million Hearts
Healthy Children's Book:"Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good For You!" by Dr. Seuss
PBS Parents:Why Yoga and Kids Go Together
National Park Service:Discover which days you can get into National Parks for Free.