The Minot Family YMCA took a big step closer Tuesday to construction and completion of an outdoor fitness project.
The Otto Bremer Foundation presented a check for $75,000 to the Minot Family YMCA in support of the Community Outdoor Fitness Park. The Otto Bremer Foundation offered three reasons for assisting with the construction of the park. Their reasons include that it will help to reduce childhood obesity, provide an additonal public park, and increase opportunities for family time.
With the inclusion of the grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, YMCA director Roger Mazurek said that more than 90 percent of the $792,000 cost of the park have been raised. They ordered equipment on Nov. 30, he added, and can break ground on the park. The Community Outdoor Fitness Park is slated to be opened in the summer of 2013. "This is a great
Roger Mazurek, YMCA director, back, along with other representatives from the Otto Bremer Foundation, stand as a group holding the check that was presented to the YMCA. The Otto Bremer Foundation gave $75,000 to the YMCA for their Community Outdoor Fitness Park.
opportunity for people to just walk right on to the fitness path," said Brent Mattson, president of Otto Bremer Bank. "Accessibility is so important."
The path will be available to all community members, and membership to the YMCA is not needed to use the path. The fitness path will circle the YMCA and will include fitness stations as well as a park and walking path.