Encouraging an Active Community Outdoor Fitness Zones The Trust for Public Land is installing two Fitness Zones® in Zuni Park and Aria Denver as a part of the Cultivate Health project. The Trust for Public Land’s Fitness Zone® program puts outdoor gyms in neighborhoods where they are needed most. Installed in existing parks, Fitness Zones are equipped with top-quality, durable exercise gear that is free and easy to use. The equipment is appropriate for teens and adults of all levels of fitness, and is resistant to weather and vandalism. And most important, Fitness Zones are fun. Trust for Public Land Fitness Zones are developed in partnership with local parks departments, health agencies, foundations, and donors—and each is customized to meet the needs of the community. They work with local leaders to select the neighborhoods of greatest need, then create a Fitness Zone that will attract the most users. Use these circuit trainings in the park! Click for Spanish. News release: New Fitness Zone at Zuni Park brings community together to get active and have fun Pedestrian Improvements WalkDenver conducted a walkability audit of the Regis/Chaffee Park neighborhood that evaluated pedestrian infrastructure elements throughout the neighborhood. The walkability audit outlined a preliminary path for a neighborhood Wellness Walk. The audit outlined key neighborhood destinations, recommended connection routes and provided preliminary locations for wayfinding signs. The 3.7-mile Cultivate Health Wellness Walk will be installed as a designated fitness loop that connects Regis University and the surrounding neighborhood with the Chaffee Park and Aria Denver communities. Wayfinding signage along the Wellness Walk will indicate walking and/or biking distances to various neighborhood destinations in the community, as well as add visual interest. The walkability audit also provided suggestions that would enhance pedestrians’ sense of safety and comfort. This report may be used in the future to help prioritize pedestrian improvements throughout the neighborhood. As a first step to improving pedestrian elements in the neighborhood, a median is planned for 52nd and Federal Boulevard. This median will assist pedestrians to safely cross the corridor, provide landscaping elements to improve the beauty of Federal Boulevard and enhance the connection between Regis University and the Chaffee Park neighborhood. View the Cultivate Health Walk Audit Final Report here. Bicycle Improvements and Education Protected bike lanes and sharrows will be installed in the neighborhood along designated routes defined in Denver Moves, an action-oriented plan focused on integrating off-street and on-street bicycle networks to create safe, comfortable corridors that link major destinations. Bicycle Colorado will provide bicycle safety and repair classes to the community and daylong bicycle fairs at local schools. These classes will teach people how to do basic bike repairs, and cycle in an urban setting.