City council wants to update the fitness equipment located at Lakeside Park. Photo: Tyler Harper

City to replace Lakeside Park fitness equipment

The equipment is heavily used and in need of updating

City council hopes to replace the fitness equipment at Lakeside Park within the year.

The equipment, which is adjacent the walking trail next to Kootenay Lake, is aging due to heavy use since it was installed approximately nine years ago.

The Recreation Commission agreed Tuesday to write a letter of support for the city’s Columbia Basin Trust grant application, which would help pay half of the approximately $130,000 cost of new equipment.

Councillor Valerie Warmington, who is also the chair of the commission, said equipment was initially meant to provide free fitness for seniors but has ended up being well used by other age groups.

“It’s something that can be done individually, it’s something that can be done spontaneously, it’s right in front of you and it does seem to work,” said Warmington.

“It’s really interesting to see how many people walking along not really intending to exercise see the equipment and do exercise.”



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