Street Workout Association Building 5 Parks in Solin

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Group of enthusiasts is turning Solin into a healthy lifestyle centre

Photos by Association Street Workout Solin

Solin is a city with the youngest population in Croatia, and the Association Street Workout Solin is ensuring that those young citizens stay healthy and happy. They have just finished their very first project, Solin’s premiere workout park, and even though they’ve only been together for few months, association members are eager to create 5 new parks in Solin and create green oases for everyone to enjoy.

“Association was founded in April 2015. We constructed the first workout park in cooperation with the City of Solin its total cost was 32 200 kuna. It started as a group of friends with the same wish – to create something for our city and for our children. The park was completed in July, it is located on Bilankuša and it has 6 different workout stations. We’re happy with it, and so are the kids. I walk past the park every day, and yesterday I saw groups of primary school kids all waiting in line for their turn on the exercise equipment. Park is full all day long, and since we’ve installed a full lighting system, people can come and exercise in the evening too – says the Association president Neven Gabrić.

One of 5 planned exercise parks

Members of the association wrote to all the companies with headquarters in Solin asking for donations and everyone pitched in. Given that street workout was so well accepted shortly after the first park opened, Association is planning on constructing 5 new parks in 2016, and since not everyone can come to the very centre of Solin to exercise, new parks will be located in Vranjic. Sv. Kajo, Ninčevići, Priko vode and in the location called Na širini.

Association is also organizing its second street workout tournament on December 19th to attract even more new users and to show the people of Solin that staying healthy does not require a trip to an expensive fitness centre.

If you thing that’s all this group of enthusiasts is planning, well, you’re wrong. They’ve got their minds set on even bigger things – a full trim and trekking path on Kozjak for which they are planning to apply for EU funds: We are waiting for EU to start allocating funds for sports and recreation and our plan is to apply, with the help of the City of Solin of course, with a project that will include a trim, walking and trekking path as well as a promenade in the centre of Solin. Path on Kozjak already exists, it’s the firefighting route, and we are planning on expanding it, adding a car park, mountaineering lodge, benches, solar lighting…in short, Solin would get its very own Marjan hill – Gabrić concluded.   


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