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Grant Awarded to Help Update Outdoor Spaces and Promote Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC

Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC

The Town of Knightdale Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Programs Department received a grant earlier this month from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to “transform a public area into an imaginative space for families to play and be active outdoors,” which will see “PlayPrints” installed at Knightdale Station Park, promoting an Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC for residents of all ages.

According to a press release from the Town of Knightdale’s website, “PlayPrints are ground markings, or colorful shapes and games that are painted on existing pavement. The bright colors and interactive designs are meant to encourage visitors to take part in more physical activity.”

Through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield grant initaives, which all North Carolina community agencies were invited to apply for, the PlayPrints will be surfacing at open play spaces as part of the organization’s “Get Outside North Carolina! (GO NC!) program. GO NC has been responsible for building healthy outdoor living habits across the state by helping with the advancement of greenway systems, increasing access for publc bicyclists, and overall promotion of outdoor activity, much as they are doing at Knightdale Station Park to help encourage a more Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC.

With options at Knightdale Station Park for a better Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC already including numerous walking trails, a dog park, athletic fields, and the YMCA at Knightdale Station’s summer camps, the addition of PlayPrints figures to offer another feature that the whole family can use together and have some fun while engaging in various physical activities.

Speaking on the grant received that will add even more options for an Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC, Parks , Recreation, and Cultural Programs Director, Tina Cheek, said, “Receiving a PlayPrints grant at Knightdale Station Park is a helpful step as we continue to grow healthy and active opportunities in our community.” She concluded, “Park visitors will have new creative ways to engage with our public space and have fun participating in physical activity outdoors.”

To read more on the PlayPrints grant and information on all the other great ways you can achieve a more Active Lifestyle in Knightdale NC visit the Town of Knightdale website at www.knightdalenc.gov For more on all the great amenities and new homes and lots for sale at Knightdale Station, visit www.knightdalestation.com.

(Photo is courtesy of Megan Thornton and the Town of Knightdale)