A new Pedal Park will be launched at George Lay Park in Swan Hill on Friday, 1 November.
The Pedal Park initiative has been developed in partnership between Swan Hill Rural City Council and Swan Hill District Health.
Swan Hill District Health, Health Promotion Officer Matt Toohey said the Pedal Park was an idea developed in response to VicHealth’s Walk to School program during the month of October.
“Every October VicHealth’s walk to school program encourages primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school.”
“The Pedal Park was initiated as a sustainable way to promote walk to school principles,” he said.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Community Planning Officer, Felicity O’Rourke said that the project location had been selected due to the parks proximity to local Schools.
“The Pedal Park has been established at George Lay Park, close to two popular primary schools.”
“The project will use the existing infrastructure in the park to display road signs, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings.”
“The new Pedal Park will encourage kids to be active all year round, not just for the month of October,” she said.
Ms O’Rourke said the Pedal Park opening will include a free healthy lunch and lots of great prizes.
“Please bring along your bicycle, scooter or skateboard to try out the new Pedal Park and join us in celebrating our exciting new resource,” she said.
The Pedal Park has been developed in partnership with Swan Hill District Health thanks to State Government VicHealth funding.
For more information about active travel visit: www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au or www.swanhill.vic.gov.au
Event details: Swan Hill Pedal Park opening
Date: Friday, 1 November
Venue: George Lay Park – Murlong Street, Swan Hill