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
In an effort to increase physical activity opportunities and connect points of interest around campus neighborhoods, Cultivate Health — an initiative to enhance the health and wellness of our Northwest Denver community — recently unveiled a 3.5-mile walk and bike path that spans from Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus to Zuni Park.
An idea that was years in the making, the Wellness Loop stemmed from an effort to increase walkability in the Denver area. Walkers and/or bikers can start on the loop at any point and it is easy to follow — directional signs are located on the path within lines of sight. There are also quite a few points of interest which can be found along the way including Clear Creek Trail, Rocky Mountain Park and Sister Gardens at Aria.
The Wellness Loop was sponsored by Cultivate Health, The Colorado Health Foundation, WalkDenver and the city of Denver.
Walk the Wellness Loop virtually. See our Wellness Loop video.
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.