BREC to open exercise equipment at Baker Park
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) and the City of Baker will celebrate the grand opening of a new exercise equipment system at Baker City Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2:30 p.m. in concurrence with the city's annual Buffalo Festival.
BREC installed the LifeTrails Advanced Wellness System along the walking trail located near the Council on Aging. The LifeTrails Advanced Wellness System is an exercise system designed to give adults the opportunity to promote their individual wellness, especially older adults and those with physical limitations.
"Working together, this public-private partnership between community allies will create another way that citizens, especially seniors and those with disabilities, can enjoy the park and improve their health," said BREC Foundation Executive Director Carl Stages.
Construction costs totaled $47,000. The BREC Foundation collected funds for the equipment and installation. Donors include the Main Street Pilot Club, Baker Charitable Foundation, Lane Regional Medical Center, Peoples Health, Knights of Columbus of Baker, Northridge Care Center, Wal-Mart, and Mary Sue Stages, APAC.
BREC, the BREC Foundation, and the City of Baker provided land and professional services donations. BREC will maintain the equipment, per a cooperative endeavor agreement, which also encompasses other amenities in the park.
It is the BREC mission to provide quality parks and recreational opportunities for all residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.