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Fitness Trail Unveiled At Kensico Dam Plaza

Friends of Westchester Parks recently unveiled the new 10-station exercise Fit-Trail at Kensico Dam Plaza.
Friends of Westchester Parks recently unveiled the new 10-station exercise Fit-Trail at Kensico Dam Plaza. Photo Credit: Courtesy Friends of Westchester Parks

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Friends of Westchester County Parks unveiled a 10-station Fitness Trail at Kensico Dam Plaza recently.

The trail, which promotes good health in the community, was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, according to a press release from the group. The 10-station Fit-Trail is an outdoor exercise system installed along the walking or jogging trail and contains instruction signs and exercise equipment designed for the novice or conditioned athlete, according to the release.

“This new 10 station fitness course is an important contribution to the health and fitness of the many county residents who come here every week or several times a week for their fitness routines,” said County Executive Rob Astorino, who spoke at the official opening of the trail, in the release. “I would like to thank the Leon Lowenstein Foundation for its generosity in donating this trail to the people of Westchester.”

The routines at the stations "have been carefully designed to include exercises for: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, and muscle strength and endurance," according to the release.

“By jogging or walking through the system and performing the exercise routine, you are getting a well-balanced conditioning program,” said Friends of Westchester County Parks Chairperson Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson in the release. “Accessibility to free exercise equipment will help residents embrace an active and healthy lifestyle.”

For more information or to make a donation, residents are asked to visit the Friends of Westchester Parks website .

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