Calling all fitness lovers – new Obstacle Course at Fairfield Park
Published Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Fitness lovers and those wanting to enjoy the outdoors will love the new Obstacle Course and treetop walk created by Fairfield City Council at the Fairfield Park precinct.
The Obstacle Course adds a new, exciting element to the precinct, which encompasses the Adventure Park, Youth and Community Centre and Fairfield Leisure Centre.
The boot camp-style course can be used for enjoyment as well as to provide greater opportunity for residents to be healthy and active and is the first of its kind in a public space.
Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the Obstacle Course was the latest addition to the Fairfield Park precinct, making it the best family friendly destination in South West Sydney.
“The course is suitable for people aged 15 years and over and provides excellent leisure and recreation opportunities for locals and visitors,” Mayor Carbone said.
“The obstacle course is similar to the Tough Mudder and Spartan courses or the typical movie army-style boot training courses.
“It is designed to be used by individuals or groups and is challenging and exciting for all users.”
The Obstacle Course covers an area of about 7,500 square metres and has more than a dozen elements designed to challenge fitness, strength, balance and concentration, such as a mound with a tyre steps climb designed to test physical strength and all-round fitness, timber sleeper steps, rope climb and a tough timber climb.
The 3.0 metre high bell climb element of the course is great for those who want to work on their upper strength. This feature is a combination of rope and steel with three bells across the top bar to ring once they reach the top.
The course also provides a warm-up area, bench seating and a water drinking fountain. It also includes balance beams, hurdles, rope crossing and monkey bars. It can be used as a circuit course or individual elements can be used as stand-alone fitness equipment. In addition, there is an adult and separate junior circuit, which allows for adults and juniors (15+ years old) to exercise alongside each other.
The treetop walk features platforms and a rope bridge crossing, set among the remnant vegetation of the area. The design incorporates educational signage explaining the natural resources within the park, which educates visitors about the different types of trees in the Fairfield area. Completing the treetop walk are two 20 metre flying foxes to take you back to the ground.
Mayor Carbone said this new feature to the Fairfield Park would be used for enjoyment and fitness and would attract many visitors to this popular area.
“I am committed to ensuring that Fairfield City has quality, public spaces as well as leisure and recreation opportunities that meet the growing and changing needs of our community,” Mayor Carbone said.
The obstacle Course is behind Fairfield Adventure Park and is a 10-minute stroll from Fairfield station.
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