Outdoor gym to be installed in Victoria Park - The Leamington Observer

Outdoor gym to be installed in Victoria Park

OUTDOOR gym equipment is to be installed in Victoria Park in Leamington.

The Rotary Club of Leamington raised £5,000 towards the project, including a donation from The Rotary Club of Bruhl, which the town is twinned with.

The group then approached property developer AC Lloyd for sponsorship, with managing director Alistair Clark agreeing the company would pay the remaining £20,000 for the project.

Rotary member Brian Bassett said: “It is a method of encouraging people to go out and do some exercise and help the general public to become healthier and fitter.

“We have chosen two bicycles and two cross-trainers as well as parallel bars and other pull-up equipment and astro turf is going to be laid in this section.

“There is a track that goes round Victoria Park which is half-a-mile long so people could come and use the equipment and cycle or run round the park as well as part of their fitness routine.

“There are many outdoor exercise classes held in Victoria Park and these groups will be able to incorporate the equipment into their sessions. We really hope it will benefit everyone.

“I think it is a wonderful gesture by AC Lloyd to donate £20,000 and I’m sure it will be hugely appreciated by the town’s residents.”

Warwick District neighbourhood spokesman coun Alan Rhead said the new outdoor gym equipment would be welcome addition to the park.

He told the Observer: “The new equipment will give park users the option to do exercise, that they would have normally done in an indoor gym.

“The outdoor gym is in addition to many upgrades and restoration projects that are currently taking place in the park, such as the upgrading of the children’s play facilities and the resurfacing work carried out on the parks paths, to help residents stay active.”


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