Nevada, MO gets new playground thanks to Governor’s challenge

Nevada, MO gets new playground thanks to Governor’s challenge
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Nevada, Missouri today got a new park due in part to a healthy living challenge issued by Governor Nixon and sponsored by a private company.

The governor previously challenged the entire state to complete 100 miles of physical activity.

The Nevada community had more than 1,400 people participate, earning the community a new playground and a place to keep active.

“When we heard about that and heard about what the challenge is about, we knew it was something we wanted to get involved with and bring it to more of a local level here in Vernon County,” says Katie Bones of the Healthy Nevada Project. “Essentially we’re trying to create Vernon County to be a community model for health and wellness.”

Vernon County had the state’s highest number of participants in the 100 mile challenge.

The new playground was funded through the Nevada Parks and Recreation Department and the Cerner company.