Lockdown can sure be limiting, huh? Well, I have some good news: It’s hard to believe that in the middle of a fairly large city, you can find an extensive work-out terrain that is absolutely free to the public.
At Višnjik, you can work out – for free
Personally, I never expected to find such a gold mine.
It is not unusual to fork out 200 to 300 kn per month to go to fitness classes. Mainly, I used the treadmill or did some upper body exercises. Visnjik has all the modern equipment you’ll find at most gyms.
The mood is carefree.
People meet, talk, walk and recreate.
Just what the doctor ordered!
A huge sports facility – dedicated to Krešimir Ćošić
Krešimir Ćošić was a legendary basketball player from the city of Zadar, and this sports center is dedicated to him. This modern stadium is used for intense basketball matches, concerts, and other gala events.
Besides being called “the Arena”, its nickname is Peć, (pech) because it resembles the bell-shaped metal lid used for outdoor barbecues when cooking meat dishes here in Dalmatia.
Swimming pools too, COVID permitting
Just beyond the extensive, outdoor terrain, the center also offers enclosed swimming pools.
Depending on the current lockdown situation, the pools may be open or closed.
Currently, the pools are open!
Different groups and sports teams come and go, but between the three heated pools, I have never encountered any issues finding a free or shared swim lane.
How do you swim?
First of all, you must pay to use the pools. Daily fees range from 10 to 25 kn per day, and monthly fees range from 50 kn for retirees to 600 for a family of five.
- Park near the Radio Station
- Enter the facility.
- Pay a fee or show your card, and put on a small, rubberized magnetic bracelet. This doubles as your locker room key.
- Right before entering the pools, you need to take a shower and pass through a foot-washing area.
Best of all – No masks!
Kids have birthday parties here on the weekends.
This small paradise is located in the center of town, just a few blocks east of Mala Posta, which is just on the inland side of the Branimir Bridge.
Located at Splitska 3, free parking is available at Splitska and across the street from Kaufland.
It’s a great option to look into.
Bring the body, and the mind will follow.
Best Regards from Anastasia
– Amerikanka in Croatia