Founding Member, Joined March 2016
Walk2Connect Suite Certified*
About: Darcy Kitching is the Walk2Connect Collaborative Storyteller and Boulder Program Director. See her ongoing project, Walk2Connect Stories, here. Darcy grew up in Colorado, hiking and camping with her family. She went on to study education, urban planning and community development, and has honed her photography skills over more than 20 years. While she still loves a great hiking challenge, Darcy values community-oriented places where people can walk, learn and relax together. She is a proud founding professional member of the Walk2Connect Cooperative. Find her in Boulder walking with her son and bringing people together on neighborhood, open-space and longer-distance walks around the county!
Darcy’s Niche: Child- and family-friendly walks, nature and discovery walks/hikes, civic engagement walks linked to transportation planning, long-distance rambles around Boulder County
1.) Photo-voice Storytelling & Documentation Services: Photographing people and the places they value, significant community assets and landmarks, issues and problems with the built/pedestrian environment, and important local pathways that make walking easy and fun.
2.) Walking Experiences for Walkable Community Design & Placemaking: Partnering with planning agencies to provide walking experiences as a form of mobile civic engagement.
3.) Children & Youth Engagement in Walkable Community Design: Creating programs that specialize in participatory work with children and youth, facilitating walks that help young people’s voices and ideas be heard in planning and design decision making.
Personal Website: Places Make People
*Walk2Connect Suite Certified
Darcy is trained to provide a host of whole-health connection focused walking programs as a member-owner of the Walk2Connect Cooperative. These include but are not limited to speaking/presentations, Walking Movement Leader training, tool training and set-up, and technical assistance/support for newly trained leaders and developing programs. These services are offered locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally. You can download our Walk2Connect Suite pdf by clicking here to learn more.