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Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approves funding for new outdoor fitness court

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved funding for a new outdoor fitness court.

Located off the 10th Street Tart Trail on the Boardman Lake Loop trail system, the outdoor fitness centerFitness court location court will provide a bodyweight circuit training system designed for adults of all ages and abilities.

“Grand Traverse County views wellness as a fundamental principle, not only for our employees, but for the community as a whole. Not everyone has the know-how to exercise safely or access to equipment or gym memberships. This outdoor fitness court will allow anyone to engage in physical activity based on their ability for free,” County Administrator Nate Alger said in a statement. “This fitness court will go a long way towards the overall wellness opportunities we have for our community.”

The fitness court is the first of a three-part phase of an overall redevelopment project. The next two phases provide for the replacement and development of a park and a new subdivision.

Current plans are to begin in March, with a groundbreaking ceremony and grand opening to follow in June.

The fitness field is brought to Grand Traverse County through partnerships between Priority Health, National Fitness Campaign, the Town of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County.