People love Dawley Park outdoor gym

The outdoor gym equipment continues to be a hit with locals in Dawley. Earlier this year we featured a post about the newly installed equipment, but it is great to see that the outdoor gym is being used despite the dip in temperature.

Sanctuary Housing’s Hartshorne Court retirement living scheme worked with the council to set up the project and organises trips so residents can enjoy the fresh air and work out on the equipment.

Scheme Manager Viv Chalmers, who led on Hartshorne Court’s involvement, said: “I regularly use the park and always see someone on the equipment. It’s open to everyone, which means residents from other local schemes are welcome to use it – one resident from Morton Court goes every morning – and it’s nice to see teenagers using the equipment too.”

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Parks and Open Space Officer Derek Owen said: “The project has been an enormous success. I visit the park often as part of my duties and have noticed many adults using and enjoying the gym equipment. In fact I have noticed an increase in the number of people using the park which is great.”

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Daphne and Sue using the equipment during a health promotion week in October
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A great photo of Zibi also taken in October
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