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Creating Healthy Places

Arnot Health leads a joint effort of 30 community service providers and businesses to create more healthy places in the Chemung County.

Go Play! Park Restoration Projects
Notice something new at a park near you? Since 2011, Arnot Health has helped restore our parks with new play structures, learning trails, benches, and new lighting. Go play!
McKinnon Park on Sullivan, Lake, and Thurston streets
Miller's Pond at the corner of Parkside Drive and Overland Drive
Grove Park at 4th, Grove, and Walnut streets
Hathorn Park on Hathorn Court and Davis Street
Quatrano Park off Oak Street at Parker Circle and Parker Drive
Frank A. Rohde Park off Beach Street
Gaines Street Park near Maple Avenue
Pulaski Park on the corner of Center and Davis streets
Blandford Park at Harriet and Market streets
Mark Twain Riverfront Park on Water Street
Bike the Lackawanna Rail Trail: borrow a bike from the Southern Tier Bicycle League’s bike share shed.

More Choices: Restaurants with healthy options
Arnot Health nutrition experts partnered with local restaurants to add healthy options to their menus. Signature dishes with reduced sodium, fat, and calories give local diners more options when they go out to eat. Support local businesses committed to community health.
Hilltop Inn
Classic Cafe
Turtle Leaf Cafe
The Starlight Room
Charlie's Cafe

Locally Grown: Sustainable Community Gardens
A seed planted in a community garden brings people together.  Arnot Health supports community gardens to help provide fresh, healthy options to more people in the Twin Tiers. Pizza gardens and mobile strawberry beds introduce children to the experience of growing and tasting their own food. 
Quatrano Park Community Garden operated by Chemung ARC
Ernie Davis Community Center community food for jobs program 
Near Westside Neighborhood Association cultivates trees, flowers, and herbs for cooking classes
Town of Erin community garden will sell food at the Farmer’s Market and donate to local food banks
Alabaster Box Ministries grows food for the Women’s Resource Center

Access for Everyone to Parks and Playgrounds
More cross walks, curb cutouts, better lighting, slower traffic, and platforms for benches make our parks more accessible to all. Arnot Health partnered with AARP and the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment (AVRE) to identify needs in our parks, then teamed up with the City of Elmira to make improvements.

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