Path promotes health and wellness of community, walkability of Denver

February 05, 2018

To increase physical activity opportunities and connect points of interest around campus neighborhoods, Cultivate Health — an initiative to enhance the health and wellness of Regis University’s Northwest Denver community — recently unveiled a 3.5-mile walk and bike path that spans from Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus to Zuni Park.

An idea that was years in the making, the Wellness Loop stemmed from an effort to increase walkability in the Denver area.

“We saw this as an opportunity to not only promote healthy activity within the community, but to make it accessible,” said Sue Scherer, associate vice president of community collaboration. “There are so many wonderful parts of our neighborhood that people don’t know about. This loop is about connecting those people to these places.”

Walkers and bikers may start on the loop at any point and it is easy to follow — directional signs are located on the path within lines of sight. There also are several points of interest along the way including Clear Creek Trail, Rocky Mountain Park and Sister Gardens at Aria.

Regis invites the community to the Wellness Loop Walk on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Zuni Park, located on 52nd and Zuni Street. A guided tour as well as refreshments will be provided.

The Wellness Loop was sponsored by Cultivate Health, The Colorado Health Foundation, WalkDenver and the city of Denver.

Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.