COVERIMAGEIn order to help our community get healthy and stay healthy, the Yuma District Hospital Foundation sought, and received, a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation in the amount of $273,675 in 2013 to build a health park. Along with community donations, the park was built and officially opened on May 11, 2014.

The park, located on the Yuma District Hospital campus, consists of walking paths, outdoor exercise equipment and appealing gardens. Organizers hope the beautifully designed park will serve as a national model for other communities.

The park integrates its facilities with programs and classes at the hospital to help residents manage chronic diseases, with exercise being a key component to achieving balance and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. The Master Gardeners of Yuma are also offering classes in the elevated gardens.