Fit­ness park and flood­lights for sports groups

North Coast Times - - FRONT PAGE -

A FIT­NESS park in the north­ern sub­urbs will urge peo­ple to “take the first step” up a stair­case.

Con­struc­tion has started on the park in Alki­mos Beach es­tate, which is due to open in Au­gust.

It will fea­ture up­hill cir­cuits of fit­ness mod­ules, with mark­ers to in­di­cate dif­fer­ent cir­cuit lengths, and a grassed am­phithe­atre ‘cool down’ zone.

The park will also have shaded play el­e­ments for chil­dren, in­clud­ing a uni­ver­sally ac­ces­si­ble swing and a slide.

The park and re­cent in­stal­la­tion of flood­lights at Leatherback Oval are part of Lendlease and Land Corp’s bid to cre­ate a sports and well­be­ing hub in the es­tate.

Alki­mos Pi­rates Lacrosse Club and Brighton Sea­hawks Junior Foot­ball Club have started tak­ing ad­van­tage of night-time train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties cre­ated by the flood­lights.

“Foot­ball is fun and a good way to get ag­gro out and now that the lights are up, we can play at night,” foot­ball player Jade McPher­son (12) said.

Lendlease WA com­mu­ni­ties gen­eral man­ager An­thony Row­bot­tam said the flood­lights would also en­cour­age other com­mu­nity events on the oval.

Picture: Tony McDonough.

Brighton Sea­hawks are us­ing flood­lights at Leatherback Oval for night train­ing.

Right: An artist’s im­pres­sion of Alki­mos Beach es­tate fit­ness park.

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