Improving Infrastructure in your department can help create lasting wellness impacts in your community. This page showcases a few wellness infrastructure ideas to bring to your department. If you have a infrastructure idea that you would like to be featured on this page, please contact Diquan Edmonds at diquan@ncrpa.net.

Bike Racks

Bike racks are cheap ways to promote physical activity. Having a place for your visitors to safely lock up their bikes provides a way for them to get additional exercise going to and from your park. You can also consider adding longer-term storage racks or lockers for your employees.

Pedestrian Access

One of the best ways to get people active is through their daily transportation. However, promoting active transportation to parks sometimes means the infrastructure surrounding your parks needs to change. Below are some resources and ideas for promoting active transportation to and from your facilities.

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Outdoor Fitness Equipment is an emerging trend in the playground industry. Michael Dorsey from Cabarrus County joined us to discuss outdoor fitness equipment, and how they can promote wellness in your department.   

 

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