Land is not the only benefit that a park has to offer when it comes to exercise. Cool rivers and shimmering lakes offer a totally different experience. Swimming has the benefit of being a low-impact workout. Keep in mind you can also bring your own watercraft for a workout, and some parks offer boat rental so that you can canoe, kayak, or paddleboat even if you don’t have one of your own.
There are many opportunities to get exercise at the park. Your city most likely has a parks department; check online to see if they have a web site. These web sites are a great resource for exploring what is out there. You should come across some maps there to find parks in your area along with listings containing amenities and exercise opportunities at each of the parks in the jurisdiction. Hope you find your way to the park this weekend and discover your own treasure!
Article created on: 3/25/2004
Your Local Park: An Exercise Treasure Chest
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