With the help of Live Well Waco and the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, we are excited to launch the QR Fit Trail System, which is a new active lifestyle campaign, in 11 parks throughout Waco.
Fitness signs have been installed around walking and running trails in the selected parks. The program was funded via the Texas Healthy Communities grant valued at just under $50,000.
Additionally, the grant will cover the cost of “Fit Loop” markings that will go along the paved trail loops in 9 of the 11 parks. There will be mile marker signs painted in these parks for distance tracking and signs with healthy fun facts will be placed in the park as well.
This summer, the City will also install new fitness equipment in the following four parks: East Waco Park, Gurley Park, Kendrick Park and Oscar DuConge Park. The fitness equipment is similar to the equipment recently installed at Seley Park. The cost of the equipment project is $93,315 and is being funded by a Community Development Block Grant.
The trail signs feature QR Codes, which allow park users to scan the sign with a smartphone and access a world of instructional videos with different exercise pacing, modifications and techniques. Free QR Code readers are available at smartphone app stores.
Park locations include: