The Windsor Central School District held a ribbon cutting for it’s new Community Walking Path on Monday, giving fitness seekers an outdoor option to exercise and enjoy Windsor Central High School’s 80-acre campus and surrounding area.
The Walking Path consists of three different walkways. The beginner path follows the main sidewalks of Windsor Central High School and measures approximately ½ mile. The intermediate path measures about one mile and traverses the athletic fields on the upper campus. The advanced path, which measures about 1.5 miles, begins at the upper campus and leads to the lower fields exiting onto Kent Street and around the perimeter of WCHS.
“In many ways, this campus is the focal point of the community. We’re happy all members of our community now have this outlet to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of being outdoors,” said Windsor Central School District superintendent, Dr. Jason Andrews.
The Windsor Central High School Community Walking Path was made possible through grant support provided by the Broome County Health Department’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Grant. The Windsor Central School District’s Wellness Committee worked with the Broome County Health Department to identify opportunities to improve community health and in doing so landed on leveraging the high school campus as its focal point.
“The goal of creating healthy schools and communities is to have more walkable, bike-friendly communities,” said Aimee Chalusiant, Public Health Administrator for the Broome County Health Department. “It’s great to have it where it’s open to students, staff, and community members.”
Walking path signage created by 3iGraphics informs visitors as to the trail options and guides walkers along their health and fitness journey around campus.