Outdoor gym to allow Parksville residents to work on their abs in the sunshine

Parksville facility will include 14 stations, 56 exercises

Residents could be a little more fit this summer after the installation of the Parksville Lions Club’s GreenGym outdoor exercise equipment in Community Park.

The club has been fundraising for almost a year and with a $3,000 donation from the Parksville Downtown Business Association (PDBA), club building chair Duane Round said they are about ready to start. The nine pieces of special outdoor equipment will include 14 stations and provide 56 different exercises and will be suitable for all ages.

The total cost is estimated around $70,000 of which the Lions have secured a significant portion.

PDBA President Michelle Jones said they made the donation because they “consider the park to be part of the downtown and this equipment will bring great benefit to the entire community.”