Fitness Equipment Stations Added at Scott Park
The City of Camden, along with local officials and community members, celebrate the addition of a circuit of outdoor, recreational fitness equipment, the latest in a series of improvements to Scott Park on Battleship Road.
The installation includes five equipment stations, each focusing on specific areas of fitness, such as stretching, balance, agility and strengthening of isolated muscle groups. The workout stations have been installed on synthetic turf, to ensure safe footing for residents while using the equipment. All stations are centrally located at Scott Park, surrounded by the walking trail that was widened and paved last summer.
“We’re excited to offer new opportunities for our residents to be physically active and fit,” said Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford. “Our health is of the utmost importance, now more than ever, and we hope this addition to Scott Park will encourage more people to be outside and stay active.”
The purchase of the fitness stations and preparation of the site at Scott Park was made possible with the help of a SC Park and Recreation Development Fund grant, with the endorsement of both State Representative Laurie Funderburk and State Senator Vincent Sheheen.
“I want to thank the City of Camden and Kershaw County for making the health of our citizens a priority,” said Rep. Funderburk at the ribbon cutting held September 1st. “As part of the Kershaw County Legislative Delegation, I am pleased to partner with you in improving the quality of life of our citizens, especially in ways that promote health and overall wellness. LiveWell Kershaw and the HEAL Action Team also deserve recognition for contributing ideas, energy, and support for wellness projects like this Fitness Park that has greatly enhanced fitness opportunities for all of Kershaw County."
The fitness equipment, like all other amenities in Scott Park, is free to use year-round, during regular park hours, from dawn to dusk. Scott Park also hosts 4 tennis courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, a competition-style running track, playground equipment and a picnic shed, surrounded by a mile-long ADA standard trail. Further, the park connects to Woodward Park via the Sweet Gum Trail, and a soon-to-be opened splash pad at the Kershaw County Aquatic Center.
“Being surrounded by so many activities for all ages, we hope families will come to enjoy the parks and amenities together,” Drakeford said.