The children of West Lansing already have three playgrounds, and with two more on the way, the neighbourhood adults decided it was their turn. This summer, Gwendolyn Park will become the home of an adult fitness circuit located around the perimeter of the park. The six stations will be connected by a 500-metre pathway with a natural mulch surface. The concept was selected by residents from several options I presented at a community meeting in December. Their initial choice was then refined at two subsequent meetings, including one yesterday evening, at which community members selected the type and style of equipment, and how it should be laid out.
Each station will include a piece of equipment, a sign showing how to use it, and a bench for stretching or resting. Parks improvements elsewhere in the ward will be planned this year, to be built in 2015.