Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) and Gainesville Health & Fitness held a dedication ceremony last week for new outdoor fitness equipment recently installed at Rockwood Park. Funding to purchase the equipment was generously donated by Gainesville Health & Fitness.
The new equipment is a type of multigym, which combines the push-up, chin-up, horizontal chin-up, as well as a box jump platform. According to ActionFit, an outdoor fitness equipment company, this creates a challenging, full-body workout experience ideal for compact areas. ACT is grateful to Gainesville Health & Fitness for its commitment to individual wellbeing, conservation initiatives, and community health. Founded in 1978, Gainesville Health & Fitness has three locations in Gainesville and is committed to creating an experience that helps people get the most out of life and inspires them to become their best.
Melissa Hill, ACT’s Santa Fe River Basin Project Coordinator, helped facilitate this donation along with the help of ACT intern, Trisha McCleary. “The added value of outdoor fitness equipment for this charming pocket park will really allow residents to connect with nature in a different way,” Hill said.
Rockwood Park, a one-acre urban getaway, was donated to ACT by Don and Joanne Rockwood. The small sanctuary became open to public use in the summer of 2015, and is currently home to a “Little Free Library.” ACT hopes that this new piece of equipment will encourage more community members to get out, walk around and enjoy what nature has to offer.
Rockwood Park is located at 2221 N.W. 22nd St., Gainesville, FL, 32605.
Since 1988, The mission of Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is to protect the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in north central Florida. ACT protects land through purchase, donation, and conservation easements.