New free outdoor fitness zones installed in award-winning parks across Three Rivers

Press ReleaseUpdated: 1 June 2023Leisure, parks and culture
Cllr Chris Lloyd using the Baldwins Lane outdoor gym

No gym membership? No worries as Three Rivers District Council installs five new, free, and accessible outdoor fitness zones across the area.

Residents can now stay active, fit, and healthy for free in Leavesden Country Park, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, South Oxhey Playing Fields, and Baldwins Lane Playing Fields.

PHOTO CAPTION: New dumbbells were installed at South Oxhey playing fields.

A further installation at the King George V Playing Fields, in Mill End, is to take place in July.

The new outdoor fitness facilities across the district were designed and installed by Kompan and were funded by the capital programme, health and wellbeing fund, and developer contributions and sees a further investment of £166,000 into parks and open spaces’ outdoor facilities across the district.

All the new outdoor fitness zones have been designed to offer free fitness for all and offer a mix of robust, varied equipment, such as magnetic bells, pull-up bars, and suspension trainers, to suit people of all ages and abilities.

PHOTO CAPTION: The new outdoor gym facility in South Oxhey is one of five outdoor gyms installed.

By using the free KOMPAN Outdoor Fitness app, residents will also be able to unlock free advice, and guided workouts using the outdoor gym equipment, turning any smartphone into an exercise screen.

Personal trainers can also book new outdoor fitness zones - contact the Three Rivers Leisure team for a weekly hire of grounds from:

PHOTO CAPTION: Cllr Chris Lloyd trying the outdoor gym at Baldwins Lane.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure said: “I am delighted to see our nationally recognised and award-winning parks have new outdoor fitness zones that are free for everyone to enjoy.

“Although our fabulous and much-loved parks and open spaces already provide great opportunities for people to keep active, these new outdoor fitness zones encourage free fitness and accessibility for everyone."

THUMBNAIL PHOTO CAPTION: Cllr Chris Lloyd having a go at the outdoor gym in Baldwins Lane playing fields.