Wednesday, January 17, 2007

INTERESTING OUTDOOR FITNESS & RECREATION IDEA

I was reading a back issue of Parks & Recreation Magazine a few weeks ago and cut out some interesting product ideas that I think could enhance our recreation programs. Would appreciate your thoughts:
Some communities around the nation have outdoor fitness machines at their parks. These outdoor fitness equipment machines are effective for all age groups and are designed for effective prevention and therapy for all muscles. They can be placed at playgrounds or at other locations within a park.
Another interesting article highlights playground equipment for the "tween" age group. It's a new concept in play designed to thrill 7-14 year olds. The Rock Climb N Slide provides, for example, the popular activities fo rock climbing and slides into one unique challenging design. Currently, our playgrounds are designed for younger kids.
I am sharing the magazine clips with members of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and Commissioner. I would be happy to send you copies of the clippings if you are interested.
We have a great recreation department. These ideas could make our recreation offerings even more exciting!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

creative, out of the box,fun

Anonymous said...

rock climbing walls would be awesome

Anonymous said...

I am pleased that the supervisor is looking into this matter. There was an article in the NY TIMES a few days ago about the playgrounds of the future.

Anonymous said...

Lets hope the supervisor ignores that silly article about "playgrounds of the future" and spends more time reading the nys constitution which bars gifts from towns to school districts.

hal samis said...

It's been a rocky uphill climb to the Library of the future. And likely the future may come before the Library construction not only ends but even starts. Let's hope this fitness idea works better.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the town, years back, donate playgrounds to the Seely Place & Greenville schools using recreation escrow funds? That's legal.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the scate park that opened at Rumbrook Park, I see it from the Sprain Parkway. Why is the fence always locked? Is it ever open. I thought having a facility like that it town would be great.

Anonymous said...

The "outdoor fitness machines" are losing popularity, but "rock, climb and slide" would be a huge success, especially if open on Friday and Saturday nights.

Anonymous said...

Valhalla has a whole climbing wall setup that we paid for. Maybe we could use it or get it back.

Anonymous said...

I moved to Greenburgh because of the great recreation programs. These new ideas could be enjoyable.