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October 15, 2020

Village of Wakeman Receives Grant for New Fitness Court

The Village of Wakeman has received a $30,000 grant to add an all-weather fitness court at Red Cap Park.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of a new fitness court to the Village of Wakeman,” said Christopher J. Hipp, Village of Wakeman mayor. “As a collective force, the Village of Wakeman and the 2020 National Fitness Campaign are working together to improve the quality of life for our community and visitors for many years to come, by providing free outdoor fitness opportunities in a dynamic new way.”

The new fitness court is part of the 2020 National Fitness Campaign (NFC). The court in Wakeman will be the fifth of its kind in Ohio and the first in north central Ohio. This court will have various types of fitness equipment that will drive health and wellness in the Wakeman

Open from dawn to dusk and located on Route 60 near the Eagles in Wakeman, Red Cap park currently has a pavilion with plans for expansion in the future.

“The fitness court will serve an anchor for the future vision of Red Cap park,” said Jeffrey Murdoch, Wakeman Red Cap Charities Board representative. “We are excited for the addition of the fitness court and the development of this park to come.”

In addition to the grant and funding from the village, various local sponsors have stepped up to support the court including Fisher-Titus, the Red Cap Committee, and community donors.

“We are happy to support health and wellness in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Brent Burkey, President & CEO of Fisher-Titus. “We look forward to seeing this park come together and be utilized by the residents of Wakeman!”

The fitness court is estimated to be complete and open to the public by the end of November.

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