Clarksville, Tennessee… Clarksville Academy Challenge Based Learning students continue to work to improve not only the Clarksville community, but also the residents’ lives as well. On Friday, September 25, 2015 CA students will join Montgomery County officials for the official ribbon cutting of the new outdoor fitness center at Rotary Park. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public.
Over the course of the past three years, twenty Clarksville Academy students ages fourteen to eighteen have worked to improve the health and fitness of Clarksville. Students have secured grant funding from the Community Health Foundation to add outdoor fitness equipment to three parks. This equipment is designed for all fitness levels and is free to the public.
Liberty Park was the first park to receive the outdoor equipment. During the year following the installation, students visited the park during various days of the week and times of the day to see what equipment was most used, who was using it, and when it was being used. This fitness area has been so successful that the Greenway and Rotary Park were added.
Clarksville Academy students secured a grant for $51,790, which funded the installation of equipment at both the Greenway and Rotary Park. Greenway had five pieces of equipment installed, including an abs and dip station, arms and back combo station, and a lower body combo station. Rotary Park had nine pieces installed, including a chest press, leg press, up right cycle and a push up station. All equipment is free to use and open to the public.
Montgomery County Government recently received a Local Government Award from the Greater Nashville Regional Council for the fitness area at Rotary Park. Representatives from both Montgomery County and Clarksville Academy were on hand to receive the award.
For more information on Clarksville Academy or the Challenge Based Learning program please visit www.clarksvilleacademy.com.