Cecilton installs public exercise equipment in park
— 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
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.
A leg press is among the pieces of exercise equipment recently installed at Cecilton Park.