People local to Mayfield Park, Midlothian are benefitting from their new Proludic outdoor gym, located opposite the new Newbattle Community Campus. The gym is made up of ten different pieces of equipment.
The idea for the gym came from the Mayfield Community Council and has been funded by the Council’s environmental funding at a cost of £22,500.
Designed and built by the Council’s Land and Countryside team, the opening of the outdoor gym follows improvement works carried out at the park in 2017.
Unlike most outdoor gym equipment, the resistance levels of the equipment can be changed to suit the needs of the user. The kit, supplied by Proludic, has also been laid in a circle and in pairs so users can buddy up.
Proludic also offers an app, which is compatible with the gym equipment, allowing users to track their workouts and progress.
Completed in August 2017, the improvement works at Mayfield Park included a new multi-use path, which now links the park to the town centre, refurbishments to gates, and the addition of new play equipment.
“This is a fantastic community facility that’s already being well-used. I’ve seen many families down here already having a go.”
- Robert Hogg, Mayfield Community Council
“The Mayfield Park outdoor gym is a fantastic example of the council working with community councils to create exciting new facilities for residents. The opening of the outdoor gym, and the work carried out last year to improve the play area and links to the town centre, has made Mayfield Park a greener, healthier and safer place. I’m sure the park, boosted by these recent improvements, will continue to be a real asset for the community.”
- Councillor John Hackett, cabinet member for commercial operations
“It has been a most enjoyable experience to work with Midlothian Council and the Mayfield Community Group to see this project come to fruition with an outdoor gym facility that meets their needs. It really is great to see the equipment benefiting the local community.”
- Roy Auld, Proludic Area Manager