MLK Jr. Nature Walk

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January 18, 2021

Each year we gather our partners and the Kansas City community for a walk that elicits listening, reflecting, and honoring the words of Dr. King. His words resonate with us today and we use a walk to highlight them because for many, nature is a place of peacefulness, awe, and inspiration. We hope the walk can be restorative and provide a serene tradition for Kansas Citians. 


Due to COVID restrictions the 2021 event is occurring all day and as a self-guided tour. The 2.5 mile walk along a paved trail starts the the MLK Jr. Square Park and ends at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center. The map below shows the route, as well as a few of HCA's Action Areas. 


Traditionally the Nature Walk is followed by a community cleanup to serve our neighborhoods. If you participate in a cleanup, please contact Sarah at to be featured in our newsletter and help us reach our Renew the Blue goals. 

Spend time outside. Pay attention to the details of nature and consider the ways humans and nature are connected, and how the Blue River is an asset to the community. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man dedicated to service and it is our duty to follow his guidance and be of service to nature. It is through service to nature and others we can create a healthier future for all.