Introducing New Exercise Equipment for a Healthier Community
Clearfield City is getting some new upgrades to our trails!
We are excited to announce that we have purchased exercise equipment to line our trails and walking paths in parks. We will be placing exercise equipment along the Rio Grand Trail in North Steed Park, on the south side of 300 N., and at Chelemes Park. We will also be lining the walking path around Barlow Park with exercise equipment sometime in the future.
We wanted to put exercise equipment around our walking paths for a few reasons. We believe that adding athletic equipment is a great way to keep park/trail visitors active and motivated. It encourages healthy behaviors and builds a sense of community by adding additional gathering spaces. We believe the outdoor exercise equipment will benefit the community’s physical and mental health. The parks department will start putting the equipment out this fall.
The city received funds to purchase the exercise equipment through a federal grant called the “Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).” We received $100,000 for the exercise equipment from the grant. The CDBG grant helps urban communities create better access to services and increase the quality of life for low- and moderate-income persons.