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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 16:51

City highlights benefits of Swift Current's Chinook Parkway

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The City of Swift Current would like to remind residents about the benefits of using the Chinook Parkway this summer.

 

“The Chinook Parkway is a great way to stay active, healthy and happy this summer! Please remember to take water with you,” said Shawna Smuk, Community Recreation Co-ordinator for the City of Swift Current.

This 18 kilometre trail leads you to the scenic banks of the Swift Current Creek through beautiful parks and fun-filled playgrounds. It’s a link to friends and family with positive benefits for you and your community:

Physical - Whether walking, biking or running along Swift Current’s Chinook Parkway, there are great health benefits to be experienced. Physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke; it can help combat osteoporosis, reduce the risk of diabetes, and may prevent site-specific cancers.

Environmental - The Chinook Parkway offers luscious green spaces and natural areas essential to ecological diversity. It offers an outdoor recreation opportunity that encourages a better understanding of nature and its value.

Economical - The Chinook Parkway and its green spaces improve the value of adjacent property and attract tourists to our community.

The City has developed seasonal signs along the Parkway, designed to inspire you with healthy tips and to intrigue you with interesting information about some of Swift Current’s natural and cultural history.

A great time to enjoy the beautiful Chinook Parkway is in the morning or evening. Increased chances of viewing wildlife and avoiding the heat of the day will make for an enjoyable experience.

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