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Wonch Park Fitness Zone opens in Meridian Township

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 11:16:26-04

Meridian Township has officially opened an outdoor fitness center, the Wonch Park Fitness Zone. 

Located in Wonch Park at 4555 Okemos Rd., the fitness center includes 12 pieces of fitness equipment geared towards upper body, lower body, core and cardio workouts. 

Some of the equipment even lets you and a friend (or complete stranger) to use it at the same time, allowing for a more social and fun exercise. 

"We had barely removed the wrappers on the new equipment before people were already using it!  It's not only great for exercise, it's a lot of fun and we are thrilled with the results," said Director of Parks & Recreation, LuAnn Maisner.

A "Go Greenfields" grant was awarded to the Meridian Township Parks & Recreation Department in 2015, making the completion of the fitness zone possible. 

Wonch Park also offers a playground structure, volleyball courts, walking trails, a new pedestrian bridge and a new pavilion, according to a press release from Meridian Township.