Get trim on the Murray Park trail

Release Date: 10/04/2017

If you fancy a bit more than a stroll around your local park, then make your way to Murray Park. We have installed eight brand new pieces of fitness equipment there this week.

The ‘trim trail’ has been designed to encourage visitors to get their heart rate up as they enjoy a visit to the park in Kneller Road, Twickenham. It has all been made possible thanks to the hard work of the Friends of Murray Park who secured funding from the Rugby World Cup Legacy Fund for the equipment. We installed the trim trail and agreed to invest in a new permanent perimeter path to support the trail along the Whitton Dene end of Murray Park.

If you really want to be put through your paces, we have arranged for a number of free personal training sessions to celebrate the opening. The first is on the 8 April at 10am. Fitness trainers will lead demonstrations for park visitors on how to use the equipment, with sessions taking place when the weather warms up in the Spring. Dates will be published over the coming weeks. All the usual trimmings can be expected from the ‘trim trail’ including: a cross trainer, chin-up bar, sit-up benches, chest press and exercise bike.

Richmond Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:

“The trim trail is a great way to encourage residents to exercise and socialise whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounds of Murray Park. Our parks team has worked hard with the Friends of Murray Park to deliver this project and we’re delighted with the finished product. With Spring rapidly approaching the trim trail will be a nice way of getting out the house for a few hours and putting in some exercise – and it’s all free.”

Updated: 28 April 2017