CULLMAN – Sportsman Lake Park is a local favorite for many, especially those who want to take a nice, brisk walk with some beautiful scenery. With the addition recently of exercise equipment stations along the 3.1-mile walking trail around the lake, getting a great workout in at the park will be easier than ever.
Installation of the equipment was a joint effort between Cullman County Parks and Recreation and Cullman County Extension Office Coordinator Tony Glover, with a $6,000 grant from the Auburn University Obesity Project.
Park staff did the physical installation of the equipment, and yesterday their work was recognized with an official ribbon cutting for the project. Members of the extension office, Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, Cullman County Commission and the parks department were on-hand to celebrate.
Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport estimates that anywhere from 2,000-2,500 people visit Sportsman Lake Park every day, depending on weather and day of the week. With the addition of the exercise equipment, that number may well increase.
“We are trying to improve our parks daily to add more to them, so that our visitors have a pleasant experience while enjoying the day with their families,” said Davenport. “Thanks to everyone for visiting!”
Sportsman Lake Park is located at 1544 Sportsman Lake Road NW in Cullman.
You can keep up with all of the events and activities at the park by visiting https://www.facebook.com/SportsmanLakePark.
To learn more about the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Cullman County Extension Office, visit http://offices.aces.edu/cullman/.