SPRINGFIELD – The Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) and Clark State Community College (CSCC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony 10 a.m. Friday, June 9 to promote access to open-use facilities at the Leffel Lane Campus.
CSCC partnered with the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Coalition to provide a shared use agreement for the residents of Clark County, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. The Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Program receives grant money from the Ohio Department of Health to prevent and reduce chronic disease in Clark County. This is done through cross-sector collaboration and the CHC coalition is committed to helping Clark County improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where citizens live, work and play.
These open-use facilities include signed and measured outdoor walking paths, an outdoor fitness station with new equipment, lighted tennis courts and a practice golf green. The facilities are open from dawn to dusk and are available as long as they are not in use by a CSCC program or team.
Most notably, this outdoor fitness area will be designated as a smoke-free area in accordance with CSCC’s recent smoke-free environment policy. A number of local parks and outdoor spaces throughout Clark County will be designated as smokefree this year due to the CHC coalition’s work.
Story courtesy of the Clark County Combined Health District.