Noble’s Park in Douglas will host a day of activity and fun for all ages and support ‘Love Parks Week’ on Wednesday, July 30.
The free event will run from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm, and offers everyone the chance to try something new by joining in one of the activity sessions such as walking football, begin to run, bowling, Zumba, Pilates, personal training, walk and talk, Out2Play, learn more about gardening and much more.
Government departments, Douglas Council, private businesses and voluntary organisations are supporting this event by facilitating a number of sessions throughout the day and being on hand to provide information and advice.
The government’s ‘GoDoActive’ initiative was launched last year to support the implementation of the government’s physical activity strategy 2011 -16.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of the physical activity opportunities available in the island.
A database of activities for all ages is available on the government website and social media is used to keep the public up to date with events and information.
Dawn Henley, chair of physical activity strategy implementation group, said: ‘I am delighted that we have had so much support to run this event and it is a great opportunity for people of all ages to come along and try a new activity.
‘Regular physical activity has positive effects on many aspects of health and wellbeing, irrespective of age.
‘Not only can it help maintain and improve general fitness levels, it can also help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and help reduce falls and injury.’
Anyone who would like to take part in the event by running an activity session or having their information displayed should contact the GoDoActive team on 642645.