Commitment pays off as new Cowley fitness trail unveiled

Mark Lygo

Mark Lygo

First published in News

A £160,000 redevelopment of Cowley Marsh Park has been unveiled.

The six-station “fitness trail” of sports equipment and refurbished sports pavilion was opened on Saturday by Oxford City Council.

The council is working with green spaces charity Groundwork South to provide five trails around the city.

And, the pavilion off Cowley Road, has been updated and reorganised to meet child protection guidelines.

The 1km fitness trail includes a cross trainer, treadmill and other exercise equipment.

Council board member for parks, sport and events Mark Lygo said: “The work shows our commitment to improving the standard of sporting provision across the city.

“The pavilion is now able to cater for four football teams of all ages. It will also be available to hire for parties and community events.

“The fitness trail has multiple exercise stations located at intervals through the park so that you can run on grass or paths from station to station to exercise.

“Each station has signs showing you how to use the equipment and the distance markers along the route will help you measure your run.”

On Thursday, the city council’s planning department approved similar plans for Blackbird Leys Park.

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11:37am Mon 7 Apr 14

Soggybotham says...

Well done, OCC - you finally got something right. The fitness stations have been up and running (or skiing, cycling, chin-upping...) for a few weeks now and always seem to be in use.
Well done, OCC - you finally got something right. The fitness stations have been up and running (or skiing, cycling, chin-upping...) for a few weeks now and always seem to be in use. Soggybotham
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