Fitness park and floodlights for sports groups
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.
Brighton Seahawks are using floodlights at Leatherback Oval for night training.
Right: An artist’s impression of Alkimos Beach estate fitness park.