New outdoor adult fitness area will soon open at Mississauga park


Published August 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm

New outdoor adult fitness area will soon open at Mississauga park
Aerial image shows where adult fitness equipment will be added (bottom, centre of photo) at Fred Halliday Park. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

South Mississauga residents will soon be able to visit a local park to help them get in better shape.

A new outdoor adult fitness area at Fred Halliday Memorial Park, just northwest of Dixie Rd. and the QEW, will soon be open to the public, says City of Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

The councillor posted an update on the project to his Instagram page this week.

“Opening soon. Exciting to see my adult fitness facility project come alive at Fred Halliday Memorial Park,” wrote Dasko. “Enjoyed collaborating with the Applewood Acres Homeowners Association.”

While an official opening date has not yet been set, City officials say improvements to the park will be completed this summer.

The outdoor fitness area will include:

  • stationary fitness equipment
  • instructional exercise signage
  • safety surfacing
  • accessible connections to existing park trails

“These improvements will enhance visitors’ experiences in the park and provide outdoor recreation and fitness opportunities in support of active lifestyles,” City parks and recreation staff said in an online description of the park improvement project.

They add that outdoor fitness is a supported use within the City’s Parks and Forestry Future Directions Master Plan, last updated in 2019.

The outdoor fitness area, completed via funding from the federal government, will be open year-round. It’s one of more than 30 similar facilities available to the public at parks across the city.

Monkey bars are part of the new fitness area at Fred Halliday Memorial Park. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

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