Jefferson Health, Washington Township Partner to Launch Bike Share Program at Washington Lake Park
Jefferson Health’s presence and impact within the Washington Township community extends beyond the hospital campus, and the latest example of that became evident Monday morning at Washington Lake Park (626 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell).
Washington Township launched a new Bike Share program at the popular community park, following a $20,000 donation from Jefferson to support the project and Mayor Joann Gattinelli’s overall Wellness Campaign.
“This is a great fitness and wellness initiative, and it’s easy to use. We encourage people to exercise as much as possible,” said Jefferson Health New Jersey President Joe Devine. “Please come out and enjoy it. We’re proud to be a partner of the township. We’ve been here for many, many years, and will continue to do things to support the community.”
Through the program, community members can reserve a free bike to enjoy by using a smartphone application, Movatic. Ten bikes are available for riders 18 and older to rent — daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — at a kiosk near the ranger’s station and concession stand.
“You just download the app, come out to the park, scan the bike and take it for a ride,” Mayor Gattinelli said at the special ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the park with friends and family.”
“Let’s say you stop to do something else, like visit the playground with your kids. You can lock the bike so someone else can’t take it for a ride!” Mayor Gattinelli added.
Shown, from left, are: WT Council President Joe Perry; WT Business Administrator Jason Gonter; Jefferson Health NJ President Joe Devine; WT Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik; Mayor Gattinelli; and John Graham, Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Chief Administrative Officer