Fitness Park

 

Outdoor Fitness Park 

The Valley Ridge Community Association (VRCA) is committed to providing an outdoor place for adults, young and old, to participate in fitness activities. In the Community of Valley Ridge, there are currently playgrounds for the children, soccer fields, skating rinks and baseball diamonds. There is also a brand new outdoor fitness park, located behind the Fire hall. 

 

 What is an outdoor fitness park, you may ask?

 Well, it is a collection of fitness equipment that has been designed for the outdoors, even Canadian winters, and can be used 24 hours a day, 12 months of the year and is available to you to use at no cost. The equipment is similar to equipment you would find in an indoor fitness club. Some of the equipment is designed for an upper body workout and others for lower body exercises. There are signs to educate the users on the proper way to use the equipment.

 The idea came to the VRCA when some members of our community saw an outdoor fitness park in Radium, BC. 

Thanks to our many volunteers, the VRCA was able to complete this project in the Autumn of 2016.  

We wish to thank our community volunteer committee members for the efforts in the design and location of the Park, The City staff who assisted with the park, the support of Councillor Ward Sutherland and MLA Deborah Drever and the volunteers who assisted at the Casino which resulted in Casino funds raised to support the building of the park.  We also wish to thank Gerard Chaisson for his generous donation of a Park bench, and Shelly Fried for instructing community members on how to use the equipment.

 

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