NEAT Makes Fitness Park Safer
The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) is welcoming the community to make their “mark on the park” and add to the safety of new fitness equipment that will be installed in a City park. Tiles made of recycled rubber tires will cushion the floor of the fitness area and each tile can be printed with the name of a family or business.
NEAT is supplying the tiles under the gym fitness equipment to alleviate stress on leg muscles and to help protect users from injury if they fall. Rubber tiles will provide better cushioning than the cement pad that is already in place. The City of Fort St. John is building the fitness park on the east side of Kin Park next to the walking trail and near the BMX track. This fitness park is the first of its kind in Fort St. John. The City of Fort St. John plans to install the outdoor gym equipment in September.
The rubber tiles are made from recycled rubber tires from Fort St. John. Over 50,000 car and truck tires are sent out of Fort St. John each year to be recycled. NEAT is making use of this recycled product by working with the City of Fort St. John to provide a safer and more attractive fitness park.
Residents and businesses who are interested in having their names associated with this environmentally friendly project are welcome to contact NEAT at 250-785-6328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Over 50 individuals, families and businesses have put their names on the tiles. Tiles are still available for engraving. The 2'x2' square tiles are $250 and the 1'x2' square tiles are $150. Donors will receive tax-deductible receipts for their rubber tiles.
Sponsor a tile and show that your suport fitness, recycling, and our community.