Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Get “INShape” for free at a state park or reservoir, May 2

Indiana DNR Release:

In support of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ INShape Indiana statewide health initiative, Indiana state parks and reservoirs will waive entrance fees for INShape Indiana participants on Saturday, May 2, and offer organized walks and other events for health.
Events, times and locations vary, but all sites offer the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.

Hoosiers registered as INShape Indiana participants at will receive a coupon via e-mail by the end of April that entitles them to free admission to the state park or reservoir of their choice on the INShape Indiana DNR Day. The coupon must be presented at the entrance gate for free admission.
Participants in the walks and other activities will be entered in a drawing for one of ten annual passes to be given away across the state.

For a complete list of walk locations visit the Division of State Parks and Reservoirs Healthy Parks-Healthy People website at

Gov. Daniels launched INShape Indiana in 2005, challenging Hoosiers to make healthy choices. The free, Web-based program provides statewide information on physical fitness activities, nutrition and smoking cessation. INShape Indiana not only serves as a clearing house but provides quarterly activities such as 10 in 10 and Ready, Set, Walk!

“This is our fifth year for INShape Indiana DNR Day, and we are proud to continue our support of Governor Daniels in this important effort," said Robert E. Carter Jr., DNR director. Our Hoosier state parks and reservoirs feature great natural resources, ranging from giant sand dunes to deep, rocky canyons. It’s a great time to be outdoors in Indiana and a hike is a great way to burn off a few calories.”

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