Town working to bring exercise equipment to walking trail

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - The City of Cherokee Village wants to add more fitness opportunities in town for its residents to use for free.

Mayor Russ Stokes said they want to add ten exercise stations to the Tohi Trail, a walking trail located near the regional airport.

The mayor believes this type of fitness equipment would be a good option for both the elderly and the youth who already like using the trail for exercise.

"It gives them something to do," Stokes said. "Even myself, where I came from we had exercise stations and I always made it a point to get out there on the weekends and go on the trail and I'd like to do that again."

The equipment is expected to cost about $6,000 before installation.

The mayor expects the total cost to be approximately $8,500.

There is already $2,500 pledged toward the project and the city does plan to apply for some grants.

"Hopefully, as I was quoted at the council meeting last month, we'll have them in the ground and ready to use for the citizens before the year is over," Stokes said.

Any resident who wants to contribute to the cost of this equipment can either drop off a donation at city hall.

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