American Family Children's Hospital

Walk with a Doc: Dr. Laura Houser


Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI


No registration required.

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Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park.


Hosted by Madison Parks, the organized walks will start in a Madison Park and will be led by a local doctor. The walks will be held at all times of the day: morning, afternoon, evening; weekday/weekends.


The physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals will provide:

  • A 5 minute talk at the beginning of the event about a health topic of their choice
  • Lead the walk and answer questions from participants

Each walk will be approximately 30-45 minutes. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring family members, friends, and neighbors to this great event.


Saturday, March 16


Dr. Laura Houser is a general pediatrician who works with children from birth through the college years. She is interested in all things pediatric and has experience in newborn care and global health.


Join Dr. Houser for a peaceful walk through the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Dr. Houser will discuss mindfulness, focusing on the mind and the connection between mood and weather. We will also discuss the health benefits of getting outdoors, especially in winter months. We will meet in the beautiful Bolz Conservatory for the discussion, and then venture into the outdoor gardens to enjoy a brisk walk and take in the colorful bark, berries, evergreens, and Olbrich's Thai Pavilion.


About Walk with a Doc


Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Columbus, Ohio cardiologist David Sabgir, as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. The Walk with a Doc program now has chapters in 19 states. The Madison Parks chapter is the first in Wisconsin.