Jamie Holland/News The new swingset at the Danville Memorial Park is part of a five-year program through the Creating Healthy Communities program.

Jamie Holland/News

The new swingset at the Danville Memorial Park is part of a five-year program through the Creating Healthy Communities program.

DANVILLE — Danville Memorial Park has a new set of swings at the playground that includes both a toddler swing and a handicap swing.

Danville received a Creating Healthy Communities Grant through the Healthy Living Program at the Knox County Health Department to put in the swing set.

The grant’s focus is to “create a space to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle,” said Tami Ruhl, program director of the Creating Healthy Communities program. She also said that Creative Healthy Communities works on decreasing chronic disease.

The swing set is part of a five-year program that also helped with the resurfacing of the basketball court at the park last year. Along with the new swings and the recently resurfaced basketball court, Rob McDonald, village administrator of Danville, said that they recently put in new grills at the park and they are currently discussing what to do with the fountain.

Ruhl said that this is a countywide program, the same grant helped with the all-inclusive playground in Mount Vernon. The goal, she said, is to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.

 

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