Calling all fitness enthusiasts! Three newly installed all-weather pieces of outdoor fitness equipment are ready and waiting to be used in Meadowbank recreation ground, Dorking.
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is delighted to provide more opportunities for residents to get active as part of a healthy lifestyle. Residents can come down to Meadowbank and try out the new equipment which includes a free-runner, power bike and cross trainer. Eileen Burgess from Dorking has already started to use the equipment and said it will be of “great benefit to the park for all ages. I’m 79 and my grandson is 13. I love it.”
This new addition has added to the growing excitement and popularity of Meadowbank following the grand opening of the fantastic children’s playground and the announcement that work on a £5million community-based sports facility has now begun.
In July, MVDC launched its new children’s playground featuring sand and water play, a ground trampoline and two zip wires. It also boasts a range of inclusive equipment that allows children of all ages and physical abilities to be able to play together. Last month, MVDC announced the start of works that will see the return of football to Meadowbank. The new stadium will feature an artificial grass pitch, floodlights and stands, new club house and changing facilities for the wide use of many local football teams. There will also be a brand new soft play provision with at least three tiers of soft play, and a new café will serve residents and visitors to both the soft play and the park.
Executive Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Lucy Botting, said: “This latest installation of outdoor fitness equipment demonstrates our continued support for encouraging healthy and active lives. We have installed similar equipment in Leatherhead in the past and this recent addition in Dorking complements the fabulous playground we opened in July. The new fitness equipment has been donated by Kompan, the company that delivered our unique and inclusive playground in July this year, and their generosity is greatly appreciated.
As part of the first public consultation about Meadowbank carried out in September last year, fitness equipment was a popular request. This is another example of us listening to residents and delivering on their wishes. Thanks to our vision to make Meadowbank a place where all ages can relax and exercise, we are continuing to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy all Dorking has to offer.”