New fitness equipment destined for two Keizer parks has been ordered and is expected to be ready for use by mid-June, said the Keizer businessman leading the charge. 

Jeff Davis, who has developed and helped fund the project, provided an update to the Keizer Parks Advisory Board at its meeting Tuesday, April 9. 

Davis said the equipment will arrive in about a month and he hopes to have it up an drunning by the second week of June. 

“I am going to head out with Robert [Johnson, Keizer’s parks supervisor,] soon to figure out the best location and Mark Caillier is going to help coordinate getting the pads put down,” Davis said. 

Claggett Creek Park will receive a tamper-proof seven-station multigym, produced by Outdoor-Fit Exercise Systems. The single piece of equipment enables users to do regular or assisted chin-ups and dips, knee raises, back extensions, squats, push-ups and calf raises. Country Glen Park will be the recipient of a set-up of high and low chin up and push-up bars along with two box stations that could be used in a variety of ways. 

The Rotary Club of Keizer is backing Davis’ plans with $25,000 over the next two years and the project received a $7,800 matching grant from the parks board. The value of the two projects slated this year is about $28,000.