20th Jan, 2018

New outdoor fitness trail set to be constructed in War Memorial Park

Coventry Editorial 26th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FITNESS fanatics will be able to flex their muscles in War Memorial Park with the installation of a new outdoor fitness trail.

As of September, nine new sporting and exercise ‘stations’ will be installed between the Park & Ride and the visitor centre and will be free to use for all adults.

The fitness trail will be financed by a £16,756 grant from not-for-profit funding body WREN following an application by the Friends of the War Memorial Park and Coventry City Council.

The Friends consulted with residents and visitors across the City to gauge local opinion and draw up the plans.

Coun Kamran Caan, cabinet member for public health and sports, said: “The new fitness trail will be great for visitors to the War Memorial Park.

“It will mean that people can have a go at a range of exercises in a simple and fun way and I’m looking forward to watching it take shape.

“Lots of people already enjoy exercising in the park but this will add a new option and I’m sure it will be very popular.”

Joe Newby, WREN’s grant manager for Coventry, said he was ‘delighted’ to support the project.

He added: “We hope it attracts people from across the City.

“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and we’re really looking forward to seeing this one take shape soon.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects from funds donated to FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

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