As a member of the Hayes Community, I believe an expansion of walking/biking paths at the Point will not only be beneficial to the surrounding business, but the health of its people. There is a beautiful beach front and growing shops (Marker 9/Twisters) that the residents should be able to safely access via paths. There are many grants available out there to help communities like ours live a healthy life style. For example, Richmond, VA recently had a $100,000 grant from a helmet company to help revive the bike/walking trails for it's people. If the county does not have any one available to write up grant proposals, please reach out to me via email and I will be excited to help!
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I would like to see something such as a fitness park that would have a track for running. Runners do not have anywhere to run in a marked/measured closed course. The high school track is only open to the public when a team is using the track/facility. Which defeats the entire purpose of being "open" to the public.
We need an affordable Community Recreation Center with a pool and fitness facility. This could also be used by the Parks and Recc. Program and could even be used for Summer Camps, Conference Rooms for Community Meetings, Senior Citizen programs, etc. The facility could also used for Mental Health Wellness and stress management. There are many grants available for Community Health and Wellness that could help offset the cost.
Gloucester needs a track and field summer "league" team. My name is Rachel Jones. I am a graduate of UVA where I was captain of the track and field team. I have a son who can not participate in contact sports and I really wish we had a local track team for him to develop his talent. He is only 7 but it would be nice. One of my aspirations in life is to coach again and perhaps this could be my opportunity. I know GHS has talent that would come out and be a part of the team.
Why is it that Gloucester can put in these new sports fields, but they can't put in a nice walking trail that people can take wheelchairs and strollers? Beaver Dam is alright, but too many roots for wheelchairs and some strollers.