Strathfield Council recently completed the installation of fitness equipment outside Allan Davidson Oval in Airey Park.
The equipment was installed with the assistance of a $25,000 grant from the NSW Office of Sport awarded in 2014, which supplemented Council funds for the project.
The new equipment has been installed in seven circuit stations around the oval, with two or three activities at each station. The equipment includes a stretch station, body twist, pull ups, leg press, chest press and a sit up bench.
An exciting feature of the new equipment is two new ping pong tables and an aerobic cycle for those looking to improve cardiovascular health.
Mayor of Strathfield, Cr Gulian Vaccari said the project was identified as a vital one for the local community.
“Airey Park is one of the most popular parks with the local community in Homebush and Homebush West. This new equipment provides the opportunity for visitors to the park to participate in informal physical activity, which will have a positive impact on the overall health and wellbeing of residents in the area,” Cr Vaccari said.
“Council is proud to offer these facilities to the local community, particularly in areas with families living in high density areas. I look forward to seeing the equipment well utilised for many years to come.”
The project also includes a new concrete circuit path around the oval to link the stations, which will be installed shortly.