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City looks for funding for outdoor fitness equipment

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Those include playgrounds, waterparks, fitness areas, walkways running tracks and playing fields.

The first phase of the City's plan involves installing a cluster of fitness equipment at Kin Park, by the walking trails. The machines will be installed on a 37' x 27' concrete pad with rubber matting for the safety of those who use them.

The City has already purchased this set of equipment,and says the Tire Stewardship Grant could cover up to 50 per cent of the cost. The grant matches spending 50/50 for up to $30,000 per community. The cost of the rubber matting is currently in the 2012 budget.

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The second phase of the Outdoor Fitness Equipment plan includes applying for a federal grant to install equipment in accessible areas near seniors centres like Heritage Park and Centennial park in 2012.

The third phase includes submitting a bid to identify the project as the Legacy project of the 2014 B.C. Seniors Games. If successful, the goal is to raise $20,000 to place equipment along the walking trails from 100 Street to the West Bypass.

The final phase of the plan is to consider placing a roof structure over the Kin Park cluster of equipment for use in the winter.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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