By Jimmy Maxson
A new outdoor fitness center at Chadwick Lake Park, a project that has been in the works for about three years, was revealed on June 15.
Dubbed the “Chadwick Lake Fitness Zone,” the outdoor gym is comprised of a stretching area and 10 different pieces of exercise equipment including a pull-up bar and elliptical. The equipment is designed to target a range of muscle groups using a person’s own bodyweight as the main form of resistance. Three of the 10 fitness machines were designed to be handicap accessible. Users must be 14 years or older to use the fitness zone, as per park rules.
The area can accommodate up to 24 people exercising on the machines with space for others to stretch or do other forms of exercise, such as pushups, on the side.
The entire project cost about $62,000, with $21,000 allocated for the rubber surface, similar to that of the adjacent playground. A $10,000 grant was provided by Greenfields Outdoor Fitness, the company that supplied the equipment. The remainder of the project was funded under the town’s Parkland Trust, an account where contractors pay per-unit to make recreation capital improvements. No taxpayer money was used.
For the complete story see the Friday, June 17 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.