Whether the replacement of the fitness equipment at this site would be supported by residents and park users and if so, what would be the preferred options in terms of layout, design and equipment. The community were also asked for their views on the possible installation of a path to link both sides of the park and improve access around the perimeter for all users.
77% of respondents were in favour of the proposed replacement of the fitness equipment and in terms of layout and design the trim trail layout and brightly coloured design were the most popular. The top five pieces of equipment selected by respondents were cross trainer, pull up bar, stepper, bicycle and body twist. 85% were in favour of a new tarmac path being installed.
Following the consultation, the Council’s Parks and Open Space team are working with the Friends of Murray Park on a specification to obtain quotes for the equipment, with installation of the new facilities planned for later in 2016. Funding has also been sought for the footpath, again with the aim to install over winter.