Parks and Recreation Department Kicks Off 2022 Roll-n-Stroll

(Joplin, MO)Joplin Parks and Recreation and Mercy, are partnering once again to bring an activity challenge to the community this holiday season.

The Roll-n-Stroll is an inclusive activity challenge open to anyone who wants to participate.

 “We created the Roll-n-Stroll to coincide with our Holiday Tree Trail at Mercy Park in 2020. This year we’re expanding the initiative and encouraging people to stay active, whether it is walking around the tree trail or walking down their block,” said Jessica Johnson, Recreation Coordinator.

 The Holiday Tree Trail is a series of decorated trees from area businesses and organizations placed along a portion of the trail at Mercy Park. Trees will be lit from November 29 through December 31 and guests can view the trees during park hours (7:00 am to 11:00 pm).

“The Roll-n-Stroll is a fun and easy activity that anyone can participate in,” said Johnson. “With the busy holiday season, we want to encourage people to get outside and stay active. The great thing about this program is it doesn’t matter if you ride your bike, roller skate, use your walker or wheelchair, push a stroller, or walk or run. The point is to be active this holiday season however you can. Anyone can participate. We are thankful to have Mercy partnering with us again this year.”

There is no charge to participate in the Roll-n-Stroll activity challenge. Those interested in participating must register with Joplin Parks and Recreation and track at least five activities during the challenge period on a tracking sheet. The first 200 participants who track five or more activities by December 31 and return their trackers to the Parks and Recreation Department will receive a knit scarf courtesy of Mercy.

To register and receive your tracking sheet, call Joplin Parks and Recreation at 417.625.4750 or visit

About Joplin Parks & Recreation

The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department provides quality parks, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Joplin and surrounding communities. Learn more at


Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204

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