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Waite Park Bike Path Transformed Into Exercise Trail [AUDIO]

Shaunna Johnson explains some of the informational stations

WAITE PARK – Waite Park area residents can now get a complete workout without having to go to the gym.

The city has completed a new “Healthy Living Trail” along the bike path on 3rd Street.

City Administrator Shaunna Johnson says the trail already provided a great cardio workout.  But now they’ve added 10 exercise stations as well.

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Johnson says there’s also stations with information about medicinal plants, the importance of exercise, and ways to reduce the risk of cancer.

The Minnesota School of Business graphic design class created the signs, Thompsen’s Gardens helped created the flower beds, Auto Trim built the signs, Rejuv Medical consulted on the types of exercise equipment to install.  And now volunteers will help maintain the facility.

The trail has been created in honor of Harold P. Nelson, who donated funds for the path.  Unfortunately, he passed away before he could see the project completed.

The total cost for the “Healthy Living Trail” was $16,000. It was paid for with Statewide Health Improvement Funds and Parkland Dedication Funds.

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