Get Active in the Park Partnership

Get Active in the Park is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia. Trained Community Captains deliver free, beginner-level instructional programs to the New River Gorge region. Get Active in the Park empowers our community to see outdoor spaces as a place for health and wellness to take place. Together, we can build a stronger and healthier community that sees our public lands and places for health and wellness activities. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.


Types of Activities

Together, we provide free, beginner-level instruction to the New River Gorge region in:

  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Rocking Climbing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Tai Chi
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • River Water Aerobics
  • Full moon hikes
  • Kite flying
  • Fire-fly walks
  • Mountain biking and more – all within your National Parks!

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Resources for more information and event schedules

Active SWV Resources

New River Gorge National River Resources