Ce­cil­ton in­stalls pub­lic ex­er­cise equip­ment in park

Cecil Whig - - LO­CAL - By JA­COB OWENS

jowens@ce­cil­whig.com

— Those look­ing to sneak in a work­out may not have to look very far any­more, as the town re­cently fin­ished in­stalling a col­lec­tion of ex­er­cise equip­ment in Ce­cil­ton Park.

Lo­cated off El­iz­a­beth Way, be­hind the Ce­cil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Lit­tle League fields and the new Park­lands at Ce­cil­ton de­vel­op­ment, the park has con­sisted of a play­ground, pav­il­ion, ten­nis courts, bas­ket­ball courts and sand vol­ley­ball court for sev­eral years. With the help of state fund­ing, it now also boasts pub­lic ex­er­cise equip­ment for use and even­tu­ally a walk­ing path.

In fis­cal year 2014, Ce­cil­ton re­quested and re­ceived a $17,220 Mary­land De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources Open Space Com­mu­nity

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Parks and Play­ground grant for the project.

Those funds paid for a va­ri­ety of equip­ment, in­clud­ing par­al­lel bars, row­ing ma­chine, power tower, ex­er­cise bike, ab­dom­i­nal bench, leg ex­ten­sion ma­chine and bench press ma­chine, among oth­ers.

The 10 pieces of equip­ment, which in­clude some me­chan­i­cal and non-me­chan­i­cal pieces, were in­stalled in a loop around the park last week, and will even­tu­ally con­nect to paths lead­ing from the Park­lands and Frisby’s Mead­ows de­vel­op­ments.

New Town Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mary Cooper said Fri­day that some peo­ple have al­ready been spot­ted us­ing the newly in­stalled ma­chines even though the path has yet to be fin­ished. She en­cour­aged all to use the re­sources in the mean­time.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

A leg press is among the pieces of ex­er­cise equip­ment re­cently in­stalled at Ce­cil­ton Park.

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