City parks become get-fit venues

By TAMARA KEMP

ROCKHAMPTON residents will soon be able to access free physical activity opportunities under the Rocky Active Parks Project.

The strategy, which will be launched on Saturday, will deliver a six-week program of regular free activities in a number of Rockhampton parks.

Rockhampton City Council sport and recreation co-ordinator Nick Hauser said the activities included Boxercise, Pilates, Active Mix and Active Parents and Active Kids program.

He said the parks included Duthie Park, Col Brown Park, Old Jim Lindley Park, the Botanic Gardens and the Kershaw Gardens.

"The activities will be held in the mornings, mid-mornings, afternoons and weekends,'' he said.

"If the six-week pilot program is a success, we will continue to expand the idea for next year.'' Mr Hauser said the program was aimed at increasing community participation in physical activity that was sunsafe.

The project was initiated by the Physical Activity Capricornia Taskforce. For more information phone Rockhampton City Council on 4936?8000 or visit www.rockhamp ton.qld.gov.au.



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