Give your view of outdoor gyms
Published: Wednesday 24th April 13
The council wants to know what users think of its outdoor gym equipment.
There are four outdoor gyms in Wandsworth, in York Gardens, Heathbrook Park (pictured) and Shillington Park in Battersea, and Furzedown Recreation Ground in Tooting.
The gyms are a chance for people to exercise for free in the open air, without needing to join a gym or use a leisure centre. They are aimed at adults, but can be used by anyone.
They have been installed over the past few years with funding from the Marathon Trust and WREF Trust, in association with the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel and the Furzedown Community Network.
The council wants to make sure they are fulfilling their purpose of helping people keep fit and active, and find out how and why they are being used, and if users are happy with the facilities provided.
Outdoor gyms are part of a range of leisure and sports facilities available in borough parks.
The borough boasts 1,600 acres of parks, commons and open spaces - the largest proportion for any inner London authority and almost five times the size of Hyde Park.
Other sports and fitness facilities in parks include trim trails, athletics tracks, a lido, tennis courts, sports pitches playgrounds and bowling greens. Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/parks.