Further details revealed on new outdoor gym set for town park


Plans to build an outdoor gym at Ford Park in Ulverston were given the green light in January last year.

According to the proposal the project will provide ‘huge health benefits’ to the residents of Ulverston and those from further afield who come to visit.  

New plans submitted to South Lake District Council reveal the proposed area of the site and what the community gym would contain.

According to the proposal the equipment would include a leg press, skier, cross rider, arm bike, leg rise, chin up, chest press and arm bike and wheels.

Children from age ten and above will be able to use the equipment, the plans state, and there will be a free app to download which will provide workouts for all fitness levels as well as being able to monitor progress.

The equipment will be fully inclusive and will offer a great workout whether the user is new to exercising or has a high level of fitness, the plans reveal.

According to the heritage statement, the proposed site for the outdoor community gym is 25m from the play area, which will allow parents and carers to exercise while being able to safely watch their children in the playground.

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The statement reads: “Ulverston Town Council consulted the community about the outdoor community gym via a survey which received over 300 responses. The survey asked what pieces of equipment would be most popular.

“The equipment will be fully inclusive and will offer a great workout whether the user is new to exercising or has a high level of fitness. This will encourage everyone to exercise but especially young people which will help them to form healthy lifestyle habits, the statement says.

“The equipment will be green and silver to ensure it will be in keeping with the natural setting. Grass lock safety mats will be installed, they will help to reduce wear and tear on the ground and stop the high use areas from getting muddy when the ground is wet.

“There will be minimal impact to the conservation area. The colour of the equipment has been chosen with care to blend in with the natural environment. There will be no impact on Ford House, and the view of the proposed site is extremely limited from the apartments within it.

“The neighbours surrounding Ford Park have remote and, in most cases, restricted views of the proposed site. The new outdoor community gym will be a valuable asset to the community, helping to improve mental and physical health, fitness and well-being for the town.”

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