Get Up and Move Together!

 

Physical Activity Projects

Fitness stations for adults were installed in Oakland Park as well as a walking path to give parents options to get active while watching their kids play nearby.


We've partnered with the Friends of Clinton River Trail to install road crossing signs that provide walkers and bikers with a map of the trail and nearby places for lunch, shopping, or medical care. The signs also alert drivers to the trail entrance adding to the safety of walkers and bikers crossing the street. We also partnered with the Friends of the Pontiac Parks Association to install new signs at three local Pontiac Parks: Oakland, Cherrylawn, and Aaron-Perry. These signs look great and at a glance tell anyone driving by what activities they can do in the park. Click here for a complete list of Pontiac parks.


In 2015, two bike Fix-It stations were installed at the Pontiac Library and Beaudette Park, along with six bike racks throughout downtown Pontiac.


In 2016, Healthy Pontiac, We Can! installed 38 new bike racks in 25 locations around the city based on votes from Pontiac residents. 


Healthy Pontiac, We Can! also hosts outdoor community events every year exposing residents to great local physical activity opportunities. Past events have included the Summer Field Day in Oakland Park, Health, Fun, & Sun in Beaudette Park, and Family Beach Day at Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area.

Complete Streets Pontiac

In 2016, HPWC worked with The Greenway Collaborative, Inc. and the City of Pontiac to develop a Complete Streets plan to make Pontiac more walkable and bikeable for transportation, fitness, and fun. Eight community meetings were held in early 2016 to get input from Pontiac residents on walkability and bikeability needs in their neighborhood.  Visit the website below for more information.

Oakland County Sheriff PAL Program

The Oakland County Sheriff Police Athletic League (PAL) partners with HPWC to make youth recreation leagues available to local youth.  Sports like soccer, baseball and basketball are now available in a safe environment where law enforcement supports and inspires young people to reach their full potential.  HPWC was able to facilitate joint-use agreements with local churches and the Pontiac School District.  These facilities offered their gym space for PAL practices and games, beginning Spring 2016.  HPWC was able to purchase equipment for PAL and each of the joint-use sites, in order to ensure each facility was sufficiently equipped to accommodate the PAL program.