Town of Frederick News

Posted on: October 10, 2017

Frederick Awarded HEAL Cities & Towns Grant

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LiveWell Colorado has awarded the Town of Frederick a HEAL Cities & Towns Grant in the amount of $5,000 to install fitness stations around Centennial Park. Frederick will supplement this grant with an additional $4,375 to pay for the fitness stations and will also cover the costs of installation labor and supplies. Frederick has been part of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign since 2013, and has a HEAL Committee that is committed to what HEAL stands for: Healthy Eating and Active Living.

As part of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign, the Town of Frederick has committed to adopting policy options promoted by LiveWell Colorado to improve communities’ access to options that will help them stay active and have access to healthy food.

To help residents of the Carbon Valley stay active, Frederick will install five fitness stations around the trail at Centennial Park. These stations will be open to public use during park hours and will create access to fitness and recreation for all demographics in the area. The master plan process for Centennial Park, started in 2013 and completed in 2014, identified the desire for fitness stations. The addition of these fitness stations will also increase usability of a currently under-utilized area of the park.

“We’re so appreciative to LiveWell for this grant award,” said Mayor Tony Carey. “We know how much our parks and recreational opportunities mean to our community, and this is something they’ve specifically identified as a priority through our master planning process.”

Fitness stations have been ordered and will be installed in November. The Town will continue to update residents on the progress of this new community improvement through our regular communication channels: website, monthly newsletter, Frederick Flash weekly newsletter, Facebook and twitter accounts.

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