New Health Park Formally Launched At Athlone Regional Sports activities Centre



Liam Cunningham, Common Supervisor of Athlone RSC; Mayor Aengus O’Rourke; and Jackie Finney, Senior Government Officer of Athlone-Moate Municipal District

It is confirmed vastly fashionable because it opened to the general public final September.

Part One among Athone Regional Sports activities Centre’s Health Park has been formally launched right this moment.

The park, which was handed over by contractors final September, has confirmed vastly fashionable to the public since its opening and an awesome useful resource to the group.

The Health Park got here on the good time whereas the centre’s important constructing was closed for indoor exercise throughout lockdown.

The park was developed to extend alternatives for individuals of any age, degree of health and talent to really feel comfy exercising and to take pleasure in a wholesome energetic way of life.

 

It contains the next amenities:

 2.5km path with gradients (mixture of tarmac with golden gravel)
 1.5km flatter route (tarmac)
 Outside Fitness center tools for Adults
 Outside tools for kids
 Climbing Pyramid Internet
 Small round Half basketball court docket
 Petanque Space
 Picnic Space

 

The half was funded by the Outside Recreation Infrastructure Scheme by the Division of Rural and Neighborhood Growth.

Matched funding was supplied by Westmeath County Council and the Athlone Regional Sports activities Centre and the overall price of the mission was simply over €1 million.

Liam Cunningham, Common Supervisor of Athlone RSC says; “We’re very grateful firstly to Westmeath County Council for his or her unwavering assist
and goodwill in making this mission occur and to the Division of Neighborhood and Rural Growth for what is an excellent scheme to assist communities develop good outside recreation tasks. Westmeath County Council share our imaginative and prescient of getting extra individuals extra energetic, extra usually”.

 

The Centre isn’t stopping there. They hope to put in extra inclusive outside gymnasium tools in 2021 and to safe future funding to develop Phases Two and Three, which can embrace a Household Impediment Course and lighting a number of the trails so that they could be utilised in darkish winter evenings.

 

Moreover, Athlone RSC has developed two model new 5-a-side Astro Pitches, inserting an emphasis on the floor, which will likely be one of many solely 5-a-side pitches within the nation to have a mix of premium degree carpet, rubber infill and a shockpad beneath. The pitch is now obtainable for bookings.
 

The RSC itself is reopening for particular person coaching on Monday seventh June 2021.



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