Thanks to a generous donation from Eco Discovery Park Founder and Spoke & Art Provisions Co. owner, Steve Rose, exercise enthusiasts may now add strength training to their normal walking, jogging and cycling routine along the Virginia Capital Trail in James City County. Outdoor multigym exercise stations were recently installed at three locations along the Virginia Capital Trail - the trailhead near Jamestown Settlement, close to the intersection of John Tyler Highway and Greensprings Road near Spoke & Art Provisions Co., and at the Greensprings Interpretive Trail trailhead parking lot behind Jamestown High School.
Rose noted that about $35,000 was left in the non-profit account for the Eco Discovery Park, a year-round destination for kayak and bike rentals near Jamestown Settlement. His group was seeking an endeavor where people could spend more time outdoors learning about nature. With the County providing the space and Rose the equipment, he added it seemed a great match. In the midst of the pandemic, use of the Greensprings Interpretive Trail increased 106%, making it a prime location for the venture.
For more information on this project, please call Alister Perkinson at 757-259-5370. For details on County parks, please visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation.
Pictured (l-r): Ruth Larson, JCC Board of Supervisors-Berkeley District; Cat Anthony, Executive Director, Virginia Capital Trail Foundation; and Steve Rose, Eco Discovery Park Founder and Spoke & Art Provisions Company.
Local resident Jay Gutches, enjoys his workout on the newly installed fitness equipment.
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