The Windermere Fitness Park
It's a GO for the fitness park!
The above headline paraphrases the long-awaited good news from Brad White, Windermere High School PE Department Head, and visionary behind the fitness park project. In a letter to the community associated with the project Brad announced that enough funds had been raised and the fitness park could officially move forward. For the community, the news could not have come at a better time. It’s been a long cold winter but now with longer days, daffodils, and double-digit temperatures, we know that work on the fitness park will soon commence. It is hoped that Phase 1 equipment will be installed into the asphalt pad at 27th and Lillooet Street at the end of March, followed by Phase 2 equipment. In April, once the equipment is installed, the asphalt will be covered by a colourful rubber material. The school board, in its commitment to safety, mandates rubber surface for all new playground construction as it reduces impacts from falls, provides easy access for all users and is expected to last 20 years. Windermere Fitness Park is slated to open in late April or early May. Let’s hope the schedule is accurate and by the time the school fields are blooming with clover, we can be exercising outside and enjoying all that the new fitness park has to offer. The local community has a lot to be thankful for in the leadership of Windermere’s staff and PAC. As a result of their hard work, Windermere High School will be site of Vancouver’s first comprehensive fitness park.