Two new outdoor gyms are now open for everyone to enjoy! The new gyms are located at Snape Park in Maroubra and at Barwon Park in Matraville.

“These new facilities are part of Council’s continued commitment to providing more access to free, outdoor recreation opportunities for the community,” Mayor Dylan Parker said.

“It’s great that the new outdoor fitness stations cater to a range of fitness levels and abilities – these are spaces for the whole community!”

Creating more spaces for the community to participate in sport and recreation, particularly older people, is a key focus of Council’s Open Space and Recreation Strategy. Each outdoor gym includes a mix of static and dynamic fitness equipment to make the spaces accessible to people of different levels of fitness, skill and ability.

The Barwon Park Outdoor Gym features a new shade structure, rubber softfall, and mixed fitness equipment including: a chest press, aerobic cycle, leg press, elliptical trainer, body dips, dexterity builder and more.

The Snape Park Outdoor Gym also features rubber softfall, as well as a footpath and garden edging. The Snape Park mixed fitness equipment includes: a Challenge Station (gorilla bars, body dips, leg raisers, roman rings and pull ups), aerobic cycle, a step-up station, an elliptical trainer and more.

A walking track that follows the perimeter of the outdoor gym has also been built at Snape Park. The track is marked with distance marking with the purpose of allowing older gym users to test how far they can walk in 6 minutes and use the track regularly to increase their walking distance.

Snape Park Outdoor Gym

“Council is delighted to be opening up these new facilities to help support community recreation needs, health and wellbeing by providing free and accessible spaces for exercise,” Mayor Parker said.

The new spaces also present opportunities for socialisation and connection, which are important pillars for supporting community mental health.