Outdoor fitness space opens at Elk Ridge Park in Castle Pines

Circuit training system designed for adults of all ages, abilities

Staff report
Posted 10/18/19

Castle Pines residents of all ages and abilities will be able to take their fitness outdoors at a new fitness space at Elk Ridge Park. The new fitness space will open at 2 p.m. Oct. 26, and the event …

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Outdoor fitness space opens at Elk Ridge Park in Castle Pines

Circuit training system designed for adults of all ages, abilities

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Castle Pines residents of all ages and abilities will be able to take their fitness outdoors at a new fitness space at Elk Ridge Park.

The new fitness space will open at 2 p.m. Oct. 26, and the event will include a ribbon cutting, fitness court orientation and local ambassador-led mini workouts.

The park will include a circuit training system that can be used by groups or individually, with workout plans, routine instructions and classes through a mobile app for iOS and Android — all for free.

“This is an exciting step in the continuing evolution of our community,” Mayor Tera Radloff said in a news release. “On behalf of the city council, I would like to thank the Douglas County commissioners for 20 years of parks and recreation support in our community. I'd also like to thank Councilmember Deborah Mulvey, (Castle Pines North Metro District) Director Denise Crew and the parks authority board of directors, including David Necker, Joan Millspaugh, Tom Weldon and Randy Burkhardt for their thoughtful and collaborative approach to the asset transfer and termination of the parks authority. Without their involvement and dedication, we wouldn't be starting this endeavor on such a positive trajectory.”

The installation is part of the city's efforts to add recreation opportunities to its residents with funds from its parks and recreation services, formerly known as the Castle Pines Parks Authority.

Earlier this year, city council voted unanimously to transfer the parks and recreation services from Castle Pines Parks Authority to the city. Before the shift in responsibilities and funds, parks authority transferred $125,000, raising the total funds to nearly $720,000.

“This was a collaborative effort by the parks authority board,” Mulvey said in the release. “The city council, metropolitan district and master HOA worked together to select the best option that serves the community and ensures these funds are stewarded in the best way for our residents, without delay.”

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