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Greendale Walk

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Host Club:
Madison Area Volkssport Association
Dates: July 15, 2023 - July 15, 2023
Start Location: Greendale Gazebo Park
Location: 5798 Broad St., Greendale, WI 53129 (N 42.93943 W 87.99592)
Hours: Start 8 am - noon, finish by 3 pm
Distance: 10K or 5K
Rating: 1B The walk is not suitable for strollers, or wheelchairs.
Special Programs: Rockin' Around the Clock, Town Halls/City Halls, Walking the USA A-Z, Wisconsin Counties -- Milwaukee
Directions: Driving east on I-94 towards Milwaukee, take exit 305A towards the airport on I-895. Take exit 5AG off I-895 onto S 84th St. and proceed south about one mile. At W Grange turn left (east) and drive about one mile to Basswood. Turn right on Basswood, then right on Northway, then left on Broad to the start point.
Parking: Ample parking is available adjacent to the park.
Description: Greendale was one of three "Greenbelt: communities founded in 1936 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. Property was owned by the government and rented to families based on income, family size, and housing needs. Our walk begins at the center of the Village, the site of a variety of shops and the Visitor Center, and includes historic buildings, gentle hills, and wooded trails. We will pass many of the "Originals", homes built with a "backwards" design--the front yards are in the back". Winding paths make their through this "walking village". First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt walked some of these same pathways on her visit to Greendale in 1937.
Awards & Fees: All walkers $3
Pets: Pets are not permitted on this walk.
Amenities: Restrooms available near the start point and along the trail
Contact: Dave and Kim Riyeff, (608) 728-7313, 1415 Clark St., Janesville, WI 53545, kriyeff@gmail.com
Disclaimers: Madison Area Volkssport Association, the AVA, and starting point businesses are not liable for accidents, thefts, personal injury and/or material damage. All attempts will be made to create a safe and enjoyable event. Participants accept the guidelines of AVA Volkssport events and agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. Each participant is asked to sign a waiver from liability before the walk.