By facilitating the integration of Arts, Culture and Education into the trail infrastructure, design or programming elements, the Vine Trail becomes an exciting cultural connector offering experiential opportunities for all ages.
Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.
The Vine Trail together with OLE Health is encouraging Napa Valley residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a health program that brings doctors and patients together to walk the first Saturday of each month, starting at the Hartle Court Vine Trail shelter, Napa.
The Vine Trail Outdoor Classroom program was created to encourage teachers to bring their students to a wonderful outdoor classroom held on the Vine Trail. Grade-level experts from Napa County schools came together to create lesson plans conforming to state standards to be taught on the Vine Trail. By providing easy guidelines for teachers to follow it alleviates the burden of creating a successful lesson which will be executed in an unfamiliar setting. The Vine Trail hopes to help children complete the CDC’s recommended 60 minutes or more of physical activity per day by providing a safe space to walk or ride bicycles. By introducing children to the Vine Trail through their school, it allows equitable access and knowledge of the Vine Trail. With 18 schools within a half mile of the trail, many students will be able to walk from their schools, but there is still need to provide transportation to students who are traveling a further distance.
The Napa Valley Vine Trail identified regional education elements to highlight along the route which are incorporated into the Outdoor Classroom curriculum. A limited number of panels are available for sponsorship, inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An informal group of interested individuals and organizations have been discussing the aesthetics and safety of the existing rail and bike corridor, currently known as the “Cross Town Commuter Path,” through the City of Napa. The Napa Valley Vine Trail and partners are undergoing the process for authorizing the City of Napa's first art district, the Rail Art District, to drive the improvement and beautification of this vital route through the city.