Montgomery Parks Hosting Mental Health Hikes

May is Mental Health Month. Montgomery Parks and the local nonprofit EveryMind are hosting group hikes this month to raise awareness and encourage residents to reach optimal mental wellness and reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Schedule of Hikes

Wednesday, May 25
4 to 5 p.m.
Brookside Gardens
Heart Smart Trail
1 mile loop, can be repeated

Saturday, May 28
10 a.m. to noon
Black Hill Regional Park Trails
Black Hill Trail
3 miles

Sunday, May 29
6 to 8 p.m.
Lake Needwood Trails
3.3 miles

The hikes are free, but registration is required. The steps to register are as follows:

  1. Visit EveryMind’s web page here.
  2. Click “Register to Walk” and complete contact information.
  3. Sign up for the walk you would like to attend using the SignUpGenius link. Please include your cell phone and email address.
  4. Look for an email from EveryMind before the walk with the trail route, where to meet the walk leaders, and day-of instructions.


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