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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nature Walk

Thank you for joining Heartland Conservation Alliance, KC Parks and Rec, and Missouri State Parks in the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Nature Walk

Email info@heartlandconservationalliance.org with any feedback or questions about this event

The 2023 MLK Jr. Nature Walk will be held on January 16th, 2023.
Read about the 2022 event below. 

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. 

The MLK Jr. Nature Walk is in person and will follow a 2.5 mile paved path. The walk will begin at the "15 and the Mahomies" Playground at Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park and will conclude at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center. Parking is available at Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park and a shuttle will be available for participants to return to Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park.

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Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. This event will take place rain or shine. HCA is still taking precautions against Covid-19. Please keep a safe distance, and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth inside the Cultural Center. Only remove the mask when eating or drinking. Furry friends are welcome on the walk portion of the event but are not allowed inside of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center. 

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. 

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