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Fairfield City Council opens new fitness trail and treetop walk

Fairfield City Council opens new fitness trail and treetop walk
December 22, 2016

Aiming to encourage residents to be healthy and active, Fairfield City Council has introduced an innovative obstacle course and treetop walk in the Fairfield Park precinct.

The first of its kind trail 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 believes that the additions make the park the most family friendly area of open space in South West Sydney, explaining “the course is suitable for people aged 15 years and over and provides excellent leisure and recreation opportunities for locals and visitors.

“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 metre² 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 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 users 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.

He concluded “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.”

The obstacle Course is behind Fairfield Adventure Park and is a 10-minute stroll from Fairfield station. 

Images from the opening of the obstacle course and treetop walk in the Fairfield Park precinct.

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