Slovakia

A Health Park for the seniors of Košice–Západ
Action

Reconstruction of a local park to promote physical activity

Overview

The City Borough Koš;ice-Západ inaugurated a Health Park on July 19th as a contribution to the European Year 2012. The Health Park is situated in the garden of a Day Centre providing services and activities to different groups of citizens (children, families and senior people). The garden has been partially reconstructed and furnished with special fitness equipment designed for seniors in order to help them train their balance, coordination and improve their physical condition. A new wooden sun deck also offers old people the possibility to meet, discuss and share ideas.

Impact

The park, apart from being a place of daily attraction for visitors to sit and relax, has also added to the improvement of the physical condition of all visitors.