- Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:10
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There is a very active and connected population in Loma Linda. This may be one of the reasons Dan Buettner first noted Loma Linda as a ”Blue Zone” in an article for National Geographic magazine. A “Blue Zone” is described as an area that people tend to live longer active lives. One of the many joys of being in Loma Linda is joining with friends and family to walk, jog, hike and stroll through our beautiful hills. Trail heads, trail maps and markers have been installed. The South Hills Preserve has added over 1700 acres of permanent dedicated open space with miles and miles of trails for all to enjoy. Connecting to the South Hills Preserve is the SCE Easement lineal park with exercise stations and labyrinth. The Loma Linda Loper running club trains hundreds of members annually for completing the LA City Marathon. There are numerous parks featuring tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, even two dog parks for our four legged friends. Tot lots, playgrounds, gazebos and shade structures can also be found dotting our fair City. Bicycle lanes crisscross the City and the annual Redlands Bicycle Classic has a course through town. These are a few examples that illustrate the commitment that City leaders have made to providing opportunities for recreation. The City completed the construction of the Senior Center in 2002, now, 10 years later, a full commercial kitchen has been added to serve lunches along with a several volunteer led programs that include computer class, tai-chi, scrapbooking and ukulele Tuesday through Thursday. There is even a monthly Ballroom Evening Dance.