Take back the street! Open streets are closed to vehicular traffic, creating an easy, accessible activity space for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in their neighbourhood. Our staff will be on site to supply equipment and lead activities such as hula hooping, road hockey, frisbee, skipping, painting and more.
In Georgetown, we’re teaming up with the Farmers’ Market to bring high energy fun to an already great day out on the town. In Acton, come by Thursday evenings to enjoy some active fun. Stop and say hi to our team of Active Easy Ambassadors, who will be handing out free swag and energizing the crowd. All activities are FREE.
Active Easy Rocks began with the concept of “Kindness Rocks” – taking an artistic approach to sharing a message of kindness by painting rocks and placing them throughout our community for neighbours to discover and enjoy.
Over 300 rocks were painted by families and children on Family Day in February, 2018
Town staff will place rocks on trails and in parks in Halton Hills, starting in June, 2018
Head out to your local trail or park in Acton and Georgetown and search for #ActiveEasyRocks – share your discoveries with hashtags on social media
Make Active Choices the Easy Choices by discovering one of 12 trails and 55 parks in the Town of Halton Hills!
Toys in Parks
Through the Active Easy program, The Town of Halton Hills will purchase and place new outdoor-style toys in select local parks to encourage play.
Rather than being 'owned', these toys are for everyone to share and enjoy. Discover something new, then leave it for someone else to use!
Toys in parks promote creativity, encourage cooperative play and increase the duration of play times.
Parks (and toys!) are great for our bodies, minds and communities.
The community of Halton Hills developed an Active Living Strategy to increase the physical activity levels of people who live, work and play in Halton Hills. The development of the strategy responds to the fact that Canadians generally do not meet the national daily physical activity guidelines and are not maximizing the resultant health benefits. The Strategy outlines 46 Recommended Actions over a five-year timeframe to improve the activity-friendliness in the Town of Halton Hills. A two-year implementation plan has been created to start the process and the initiative has been branded “Active Easy”.
Increase the quality and availability of new active opportunities by building capacity, developing partnerships and sharing best practices through the Active Easy Network.
Increase participation in active living by providing the OPEN STREET opportunities that will allow individuals and families to engage in casual, no cost physical activity.
Remove barriers and encourage low income families to play by providing free Activity Kits.
Enhance engagement with families with children by providing active toys at local parks.
Enhance trail usage by providing activity features along trails.
Create an outreach strategy to engage the rural community in identifying barriers and potential solutions to inactivity.
Provide Physical Literacy training to the Network partners and volunteers.
Profile and celebrate residents being active through the “Caught Being Active” campaign delivered by volunteer Ambassadors.
Share successes with the community through local and social media.
Join the Conversation
Community at large: Individuals wishing to hear about
the activities of the Network and be selectively involved.
Correspondents: Organizations wishing to receive
regular updates about the activities of the Network.
Special Project Supporters: Individuals and
organizations wishing to support the delivery of
Alliance: Individuals and organization representatives
wishing to be involved at the coordinating committee
level through ongoing attendance at bi-monthly
meetings and a commitment to assisting with
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Active Living Coordinator
Town of Halton Hills 1 Halton Hills Drive Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2360
Get Active in 2018
Our goal is to make Active Choices the Easy Choices. Open streets, toys in parks,...