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Occoquan residents will be able to access a new fitness area next summer.
Work is beginning on a new wellness park.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held by Kaiser Permanente and Prince William County on Wednesday, according to a release from Kaiser Permanente.
The outdoor space, which will be called “Wellness Park at Harbor Drive in Healthy Partnership with Kaiser Permanente” is expected to open at 13030 Harbor Drive in summer 2021.
“Having a safe place to exercise outdoors is central to total health, one of Kaiser Permanente’s fundamental priorities,” Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Executive Director Celeste James said in a release. “We hope that this new community space enables the residents of Prince William County to get up and moving.”
Exercise equipment, a community garden, and a one-mile trail that leads to a Kaiser Permanente medical facility that is under construction in Caton Hill will be offered at the wellness park.
“With a walking trail, plenty of open space, and outdoor fitness equipment, this new park will provide great fitness and recreational opportunities to residents of the Occoquan District,” Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye. “We appreciate Kaiser Permanente’s support in bringing this new park to fruition, and to the members of County staff who have been working tirelessly on this project through these challenging times.”
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