Clay County to cut ribbon at New Eli Warren Fitness Course


reen Cove Springs – The Clay County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the opening of the new Eli Warren Fitness Course at Ronnie Van Zant Park in Lake Asbury. Clay County Commissioners, County Manager, and the Warren Family, for whose son the course is named, will cut the red ribbon officially opening the fitness course on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 9 a.m.

Funding for this course was donated by a local Clay County family with ties to the Warren’s, who tragically lost their young son in a car accident. This generous donation built the fitness course, which is a perfect fit for Ronnie Van Zant Park and a wonderful legacy for Eli who loved people and physical fitness.

The Elevate Fitness Course by Burke is designed for youths and teens and brings together a series of challenging physical obstacles for individuals or teams to take on. The course offers three challenge levels creating a positive exercise experience for beginners, intermediate, and advanced fitness fans.

The Clay County Parks and Recreation Department worked with Topline Recreation to have the fitness course and a rubberized safety floor installed.

Clay County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Gayward Hendry said, “Clay County is very grateful for this generous donation and we are proud to offer this fantastic addition to Ronnie Van Zant Park.” Hendry added, “Young people need to spend less time on their phones and more time outside doing physical activities, so they can grow up strong and healthy. This fitness course is the perfect opportunity to do just that.”


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