Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Lake Clare Fitness Park to hold Grand Opening

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The Lake Clare Fitness Park, located at the north end of Lake Clare, at the corner of Broadway and Old Highway 24, will hold its Grand Opening. The celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 8 at the fitness park.

The park consists of 20 obstacles built on moderate to difficult levels. The course is for anyone between the ages of eight and 88. The obstacle course is meant to challenge and improve balance, agility, strength, especially in the upper body and also endurance.

The fitness park is a place where the entire family can participate in various, physically challenging activities, all while having fun at the same time. There is also a kid’s fitness area for ages four and up. The park is free of charge, as it’s a public facility that was built entirely from donations from 31 local businesses and volunteer help, solely for the purpose of helping improve the overall health and wellness of the community.

After the Grand Opening, the park’s seasonal run will be from May 1, through Oct. 20. The obstacles in the park are: Studder Steps, over & under bars, cat walk, wall challenges, waltzing posts, rope swing, side hops, cliff hanger, hurdles, see saws, up/over ladder, cannon balls, zig & zag beams, glacier walk, the crawl, mountain climb, rope challenge, inclined walls, log roll over and river crossing.

The Grand Opening activities for July 8 include: 8 a.m. – 5k walk/run; 8:45 a.m. – 10-mile group bike ride (bike helmets are required); 10:15 a.m. – 50-yard race for three and four year-old children, 75-yard race for five and six year-old children and 100-yard race for seven and eight year-old children; 10:45 – Fitness Park’s Grand Opening Ceremony; 11 a.m. to 12 noon - The Mystery Challenge. There will be food and drink vendors available on-site.

Commemorative T-shirt of the Grand Opening of the Lake Clare Fitness Park will be given to the first 100 people to sign up for the 5k walk/run or the 10-mile bike ride. The use of the park’s obstacles is at the user’s own risk.