New fit trail for Great Bend

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – One Kansas community is working to improve its fitness options for residents.

Great Bend’s Veteran’s Memorial Park already features walking, biking and hiking trails, and a few wooden workout stations.

The City’s Recreation Commission has now partnered with the Great Bend Kiwanis Club to create a new Fit Trail, an effort they hope will bring more people to the park.

The fitness zone will feature 11 outdoor workout machines.

Diann Henderson, Great Bend Recreation Commission Executive Director, says some of these machines include a cardio stepper, an elliptical, balance steps, an ab and chest press, and a leg squat machine.

In addition to the workout machines, the fitness area will also feature playground equipment for children to play on.

“A vision of the Kiwanis Club and the Recreation Commission and the City, is to make this a family-friendly environment,” Henderson said.

The three groups have already established funding for the project.

According to Henderson, the money was raised by the Kiwanis Club, and the commission and City had already budgeted for this project during the budget process.

The Fit Trail equipment has been ordered, with costs around $60,000.

It is scheduled to be installed by mid-November.

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