Take in the beauty of nature, clear your mind, exercise, meet friends, take a break. Whatever the reason, the Wellness Path is a scenic, peaceful retreat on Carlinville Area Hospital’s main campus.
The half-mile recycled asphalt paved path is 6 ft wide and consists of a wildflower viewing area and native grasses. Planned future enhancements include picnic tables, lighting, benches and more.
The outdoor path starts at the southeast corner of the Medical Office Building parking lot and will be available during the spring/summer/fall months during daylight hours. As of now, the path is not fully lighted. The path is available for public use, offering the community an opportunity for physical activity and fresh air.
The paved path will provide easy access for wheelchairs and strollers; however, bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are prohibited. Tobacco use is also prohibited on the path.
“We hope the community comes out and uses it all the time,” said Ken Reid, CEO. “It’s here for everyone.”
The wellness path was funded by the Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary and will be open for use this fall.