Castle Councillors Sybil Crouch, Fiona Gordon, Erika Kirchner, and David Phillips, Swansea’s Lord Mayor, have celebrated the installation of some new fitness equipment in Brynydon Park.
The park, which serves the communities of Waun Wen, Northill, Mount Pleasant and Mayhill, provides a welcome oasis for children, families and those who enjoy superb views across Swansea Bay.
Play equipment for younger children was installed five years ago, and has proved popular. However, the four Labour Castle Councillors, working with Friends of Brynydon Park, were keen to install apparatus for older children and adults, so have provided a set of eight pieces of fitness equipment and a zipwire.
People from the local area, as well as fitness groups who use the natural hills of Swansea to work out, are encouraged to make use of these as well as the steep hills leading to and from the park, as a great way to keep fit in beautiful surroundings.
Cllrs Phillips and Cllr Gordon called in to launch the new equipment and were very impressed with the potential the new equipment offered.
Cllr Gordon said: “Friends of this park enjoy it, support it and help to keep it safe. They are thrilled with these new developments and are keen to see how else we can promote health in the Park.
“Growing food is one aspect being considered, and we would like a water fountain to help reduce the use of plastic for those visiting the park.
“Many picnics and parties are held in the park, and now we hope that the park will serve as an outdoor gym, so fresh water would be great. It’s just another idea that Friends are enthusiastic about. We are delighted to contribute to the park through our environmental budget.”
Caption: Lord Mayor of Swansea Cllr David Phillips pictured with Cllr Fiona Gordon (right) and members of the local community, including Cloe Gerrard, Chair of the Friends of Brynydon Park