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New Fit Trail grand opening Monday

The new equipment at the Great Bend Fit Trail in Veterans Memorial Park is ready to use, and a grand opening is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 on the north side of the park. Mayor Mike Allison and members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, along with staff from the City of Great Bend, Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Golden Belt Community Foundation, will perform the ribbon cutting honors.
“The Great Bend Kiwanis Club is proud to partner with the Great Bend Recreation Commission and the City of Great Bend to bring new and updated fitness equipment to Veterans Memorial Park,” President of the Kiwanis Club Rob Bauer said. “It’s a goal of Kiwanis to foster the wellness of our community by making fitness equipment accessible to the entire family. We look forward to continue working with our partners on future projects to help improve our community.”
The Great Bend Fit Trail is located on the north side of Veterans Lake between the two existing parking lots near the existing rest room and hike and bike trail.
The Fit Trail features a cluster of 11 pieces of fitness equipment with strength training and cardio exercise equipment such as stretching bars, elliptical, ab crunch, chest/back press, cardio stepper, squat press, plyometric stations and more.
Each station will be equipped with instructions on how to use each piece of equipment and how to adapt the exercises for personal fitness levels.
The Fit Trail includes an element of a playground with multiple pieces of playground equipment for children 5-12 years old. A unique play experience in the Fit Trail is the featured 9-foot “Global Motion” which is a rotating playground net climber. Children can ride and climb on 14 nets inside and out on two levels on the Global Motion.
For more information contact the City of Great Bend, 793-4111, or the Great Bend Recreation Commission, 793-3755.