Providenciales, TCI, December 1, 2016 – On November 21, 2016 the Minister for Sports Hon. Akierra Missick and members from the Department of Sports cut the ribbon to officially open phase 1 of the South Caicos Sports and recreational center.
Phase 1’s main feature is the green fitness park that includes the first outdoor gym area in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The facility consists of a wide variety of cardio and resistance equipment to help engage and inspire exercisers to push themselves further. The equipment is geared to all fitness levels. It will meet the needs of those who may be improving their level of fitness, wanting to lose weight, recovering from illness or injury or those maximizing their sporting performance. The new addition also consist of canteen and office block.
Also in place are newly resurfaced courts with multi-sport markings. This means that basketball, tennis, netball, and volleyball players, can now play their sports on a smooth new surface bounded by a heavy duty grid mesh fence.
Commenting at the opening, Hon. Missick noted with excitement that; “This park will result in healthier families as many activities young people are engaged in take place indoors and are sedentary. This green fitness park will enhance family and community relationships and result in stronger and healthier families and young people.”
Mr. Camiko Lewis, the island Sports Officer will offer a range of fitness classes and exercise sessions to the community of South Caicos in the New Year. He also added that; “The facility with the upgrades offers many opportunities not only for physical activate, but also cohesion and engagement. I also see this as a peaceful refuge and an ideal location for picnics in the summer.”
The Ministry extends thanks to everyone involved in bringing this project to fruition. Special thanks, to the Ministry responsible for infrastructure and Mr. Leshem Fulford, the project manager, the contractor L&L contractors for bringing in the project on time, members of the South Caicos community who were supportive of the project and everyone who contributed to the successful completion of this project.