Outdoor Exercise Park granted in North Arm Cove

North Arm Cove residents getting fit on the new equipment.

EXERCISE is now easier and equipment more modern than ever at the newly-updated Yallarwah Park along The Ridgeway in North Arm Cove.

The upgrades are the result of a successful bid in 2022 by the North Arm Cove Community Association Inc (NACCA), for a slice of the state government’s ‘Stronger Country Community Fund’.

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The association won $90,600 with its bid.

The park and its shiny new outdoor exercise equipment are the realisation of a local design, done in tandem with the MidCoast Council parks department, and are already a hit with locals of all ages, with busy mornings and afternoons most days of the week.

“MidCoast Council has been very supportive of the area being built, and we are very grateful for their assistance,” Bob Reid, president of NACCA told News Of The Area.

“Council worked with us on approvals, the final design, and provided the picnic table and even some plants,” he said.

A new 260-metre concrete pathway weaves and wends its way around the trees, offering walking and cycling space for all, and replacing the old, inaccessible gravel track.

Locals can keep fit and healthy with two sets of Australian-made exercise equipment, offering six different methods for strength improvement and maintaining agility and mobility, purchased from ‘a_space’, an Australian company that manufactures domestically.

If all that exercise calls for a break, there is a new, covered metal picnic table, complete with a wood-look finish for aesthetic harmony.

The main installations were completed earlier this year, with some landscaping still on the ‘to-do’ list.

Situated at the top of the ridge, Yallarwah Park was designated an ‘asset protection zone’ some years ago, and is situated across the road from the renovated community centre.

North Arm Cove has a long and proud history of successful bids for government grants, with another community garden project also currently underway.

Visitors from around the area may want to drop in during one of the ‘Coffee In The Cove’ events (regularly updated information on the North Arm Cove Facebook page).

By Thomas O’KEEFE

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