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Published Monday 18 October 2021
Tags:General, Media Release

Have your say on fitness parks for seniors

Exercise parks featuring fitness equipment specifically designed for seniors is to be installed in Seymour and Kilmore, and Mitchell Shire Council would like community feedback on the plans.

The outdoor fitness equipment is planned for Chittick Park in Seymour and The Elms Reserve in Kilmore.

The fitness stations will support older residents’ physical health and wellbeing, as well as improving their independence and sense of social and community connectedness.

The fitness parks have been designed in consultation with the National Ageing Research Institute and will include equipment for:

  • pull-ups
  • balance
  • calf raises
  • core twister
  • ramp and net climbing
  • step ups
  • push ups
  • hip extensions

Other proposed elements for the parks include information signs on how to use the equipment, new undercover picnic tables, additional seating, paths and additional trees to provide more shade.

This project has been made possible through $200,000 funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s new Facilities for Active Seniors Fund and $100,000 Council contribution.

Have your say on the plans for the seniors outdoor fitness park in Seymour and Kilmore before the survey closes at 9am on Monday 8 November.

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

“It’s great to see investment for older residents, they can be excluded from more strenuous forms of exercise and need an alternative way to stay active," she said.

“Staying active and connected helps build a resilient and strong community – which Mitchell Shire certainly is.”

“Council is committed to relentlessly advocating for funding to benefit our community."

This page was last updated on 4 November 2021.