Studies have shown that public parks can contribute to the health and well-being of an individual. Physical activity is one of the most important routine behaviors that help reduce chronic diseases and improves health outcomes for all ages. Nearly 11% of all deaths and a significant proportion of chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer among Americans are directly attributable to physical inactivity.
The Vincennes Parks Department has been working very hard to increase those healthy active opportunities for the community by building the new Rainbow Beach Family Aquatic Center, adding four new playgrounds, two of those donated by the Vincennes Rotary and Kiwanis clubs,completely redoing the Vaughn Walking Trail, and adding the Historic River Walk.
Our newest endeavor is the Lester Square Fitness Initiative Project. We are looking to provide our community with an outdoor fitness space that will help adults achieve and maintain their health and fitness goals. The area will be designed to provide a full body workout in a convenient circuit configuration, with the added amenity of shade covering for the area. We also hope to add an adjacent pad to be used for yoga, Zumba, stretching, hopscotch, or Foursquare.
The proximity of Good Samaritan Hospital to Lester Square is an added value to this project. Good Samaritan Hospital employees or family members there vesting loved ones can take the short walk to the Park and enjoy a refreshing workout outside.
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