Healthy Places

Program Information

Walking Maps LogoThe mission of the Healthy Places program is to enhance healthy and active living. We do this through the policies and practices that impact how we built the places we live, work and play. These “Healthy Places” make it easier to be more active as part of everyday life. 

The Healthy Places program works to create an environment that is built in a way that encourages walkability, bikeability and physical activity -- called the built environment.

The built environment includes the physical elements added to the natural environment to create our community, like our buildings, road systems, parks, neighborhoods, civic buildings, and schools.

smaller art walks logoDevelopment Policies and Practices Projects:

Physical Activity in Daily Life Projects:

Green Walk Logo smallRequest a Presentation

The Healthy Places Coordinator is available to speak to development professionals (architects, developers, engineers, planners, etc), health professionals, and community groups (area commissions, civic associations, faith-based institutions, etc.). His contact information is listed to on this page to the right.



Walking Maps LogoColumbus Neighborhood Walking Maps

Walking maps are being created for neighborhoods throughout the city to add more physical activity to everyday life.
Find your neighborhood walking map.

smaller art walks logoColumbus Art Walks

Walking routes and a self-guided audio tour of interesting public art, architecture and landmarks. 
See the Art Walks that are currently available. 

Creating Healthier, Safer Neighborhoods

Learn how health matters to your neighborhood, create a walking map and review development proposals.
Healthy Places Healthier, Safer Neighborhoods

Creating Safe Routes to School

Keep your child safe when walking or biking to school.
Healthy Places Mapping Safe Routes to School

Healthy Places Facebook Posts

Information about health and the built environment. Become a fan of Columbus Public Health on Facebook to receive notice of new posts.

Resources & Links

Location, Hours, Contact


Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215


Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Scott Ulrich, MCRP, CNU-A
(645) 645-5318