Works complete to improve walking and running routes in 42 Coventry parks - The Coventry Observer

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Works complete to improve walking and running routes in 42 Coventry parks

Felix Nobes 23rd Jul, 2018

A SCHEME aimed at improving walking and running routes in parks has been launched today by Coventry City Council.

New paths have been completed in 42 of the city’s parks and open spaces with distance markers and route maps.

The council’s ‘Coventry on the Move’ initiative aims to boost infrastructure to make parks a more attractive place for walking, running and cycling.

The Coventry Public Health Team says distance markers and maps of the routes in each park are accompanied by a noticeboard with details of activities and community events.

Pupils from Wyken Croft Primary School walked one of the new routes in Caludon Park at the launch event today and got certificates upon completion.

The Coventry Sports Foundation ‘Wheels for All’ scheme also provided a number of bikes at the launch for local councillors to cycle the route and highlight the accessibility of the new paths.

Cabinet member for public health and sport, Coun Kamran Caan, said: “Coventry on the Move has been an exciting initiative for our parks. It has so far enabled us to make better use of the vast green space we have in the city and we hope this will continue.

“It provides free and accessible means of support for people to take up physical activity outdoors.

“The benefits of taking even gentle exercise outdoors are well known and we all need to look after our health and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

“This is a citywide scheme, and it would be fantastic if it could encourage more people to get outdoors using their parks and green spaces, trying something different and meeting new people.”

Graham Hood, head of street pride and green space at Coventry council, said: “We are really pleased to have launched this development to Caludon Park and we are looking forward to seeing communities take up more activities in their local outdoors areas.

“Public health and the parks team at the council have been working together to bring this initiative to the city to make sure people get the best out of the greenspace and parks in their local areas.”

For more information go to the scheme’s Twitter page: @covonthemove.

The new routes can be found at:

Stoke Heath Sports Ground

Moat House Park

Radford Recreation Ground

Edgwick Park

Holbrooks Park

Cash’s Park

Woodway Walk Open Space

Radford Common

Blackwatch Recreation Ground

Cubbington Road Open Space

Sowe Common North and South

St Margaret’s Park

Barras Heath Park

Blackberry Lane Open Space

Simon Stone Street Open Space

Wood End Brookstray

Caludon Castle Park

Wyken Croft Nature Park

Morris Avenue Open Space

Brinklow Road Open Space

Binley Recreation Ground

Willenhall Brookstray

Stoke Aldermoor Open Space

Stoke Green

Gosford Park

Humber Road Open Space

Whitley Common

Stivichall Open Space

War Memorial Park

Spencer Park

Tutbury Avenue Open Space

Prior Deram Park

Park Wood Meadow (combined with Westwood Heath IOS)

Floyds Field Sports Ground

Allesley Park

Lake View Park

Sovereign Row Park/Jardine Crescent Sports Ground

Hearsall Common

Gosford Green

Nauls Mill Park

Coundon Hall Park

Jardine Crescent Sports Ground (The Ponderosa)

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