Opportunities to keep active and enjoy a healthier lifestyle in Hounslow have received another boost with new outdoor gym facilities popping up across the borough’s parks.
Beaversfield Park, in Rosemary Avenue, Hounslow, was one of the first to have the new equipment in place.
The launch of this new provision was celebrated by the Friends of Beaversfield Park community group who raised funds for the initiative with partners, including the Fields in Trust organisation and local residents.
The project is run by Hounslow Council in partnership with Carillion Services, who manage the borough’s parks and open spaces for the council.
The new facilities will see residents able to get involved in regular physical activity and exercises, free of charge, in their local parks and open spaces.
Councillor Ed Mayne, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “It is great to see the new outdoor gym equipment in our parks and ready for our residents to use.
“Not only can people come along to their local parks to relax and enjoy the open space, but they have the chance to do exercise at their own levels and in their own time, increasing the opportunities to have healthier lifestyles.
Outdoor gyms are also ready for use at Thornbury Park, Southville Park and Osterley Sports and Athletics Centre, with more to be put in place later in the year.
Fusion Lifestyle instructors will provide training for the gyms in June. For more information visit www.hounslow.info/parks-open-spaces