Local parks set to be new hub for fitness

December 27, 2017 by  

A park in Alexandria has been shortlisted to receive a new fitness station.

According to City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, the council has recently approved plans to install new exercise equipment at Waterloo Park with a total of 11 expected, including Alexandria. He stated:

“We are doing our part to promote healthy and active lifestyles by making walking, cycling and exercising as convenient as possible.”

Joining Alexandria Park, Alexandria on the shortlist are Chippendale’s Victoria Park; Green Square’s Gunyama Park; Surry Hills’ James Hilder Reserve; Glebe’s Johnstons’ Creek Parklands; Potts Point’s Embarkation Park; Eveleigh’s South Sydney Rotary Park; Pyrmont’s Pirrama Park and Millers Point’s Observatory Hill Park.

The Mayor said the move to incorporate exercise equipment into the public spaces and parks is being undertaken to put residents in walking distance to an outdoor fitness station that is free to use.

He said many more people were using parks for their fitness routines and the new fitness stations were expected to be a big hit:

“This new exercise equipment will give Sydneysiders more ways to maintain their fitness while preserving green space for passive recreation.”

The fitness stations, which may become the focus of flyer printing advertising facilities in the area, will feature a range of equipment with Waterloo Park set to host bike racks, a bubbler, new seating areas, stairs and platforms for cardiovascular exercises and static fitness equipment.