Keeping fit is set to take on an added dimension following the installation of exercise equipment and water stations at Lions Berry Park and Cousens Park.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole a State Government grant of $100,000 for the project was made available to Bathurst Regional Council thanks to its successful application under the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
“The parks are located close to each other on the banks of the Macquarie River in Bathurst and are linked to popular footpaths and cycleways,” Mr Toole said.
“With these new facilities, sporting clubs and residents of all ages will now have a greater incentive to improve their health and well-being as the exercise equipment may be used in addition to walking, running or bike riding.
“The water stations will be an added convenience, allowing users to stay hydrated as they work out.
“Even local sporting clubs using sporting fields nearby can improve their training regimes by incorporating the fitness equipment as part of their regular training.”
Mr Toole said the location of the exercise equipment and water stations at Lions Berry Park and Cousens Park means there is potential for greater use because of their links with the walking paths and cycleways.
“Having this free, modern exercise equipment will help further promote a healthy lifestyle in the community,” he said.