New outdoor gym equipment installed at Chaddesden Park
Published: 24 January 2022
New outdoor gym equipment has been installed at Chaddesden Park after several years of community fund raising.
In November 2017, The Friends of Chaddesden Park carried out a consultation to find out what the users of the park wanted most from the park and what improvements could be made. The consensus was that users wanted an area for exercise and some outdoor fitness equipment.
Following the consultation, The Friends of Chaddesden Park, alongside Derby City Council's Parks team - Derby Parks, raised funding for an outdoor gym on the park which is now located opposite the play area. Seven pieces of fitness equipment have been added to the park including a cross-trainer and pull up bars. Funders for the project were Coop local causes, Chaddesden Neighbourhood board, Derby Homes, Derby Parks, Wilmot, Gilbert and Berrysford Charity and the friends group.
Councillor Jerry Pearce, Derby City Council Cabinet Member for Streetpride and Public Spaces, said:
We are incredibly proud of the volunteers who help us to continuously improve and make additions to our parks. Due to the hard work of The Friends of Chaddesden Park and all others that were involved over the past few years, the park has now gained equipment that users of the park have long desired. We hope visitors enjoy the new addition and that our parks can continue to grow and develop in the future.”
Chaddesden Park has been presented with several Green Flag Awards over the years. The park covers 24 hectares and offers an extensive range of sports and recreational facilities set within a mature and attractive parkland landscape. It dates back to the 18th century and once formed part of the estate of Chaddesden Hall. The original Yew and Cedar trees still remain to mark the location of the hall.
The park is home to the popular park café, children’s play and water play areas, the newly refurbished BMX track, King George V football fields, a multi-use games area, Chaddesden Bowls Club, Chaddesden Library and much more.