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sydenhamcentral


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Post: #1
28-07-2010 02:02 PM


It's open.
It's free.
It's next to Sydenham Library (if you don't know where Home Park is).

Today I saw people of all ages using it. It was great to see. I had to ask the children using the equipment to jump off for a second while I took the pictures (as you probably know, you aren't allowed to photograph children without consent).

Lots of others things have been happening in the park:

We also now have 5 side pitches and 100m running tracks marked out in the park.


The community garden

This is now well used by local schools and community.


[b]Of course there is also the family fun day and outdoor film screening on the 12th August.[/b]
http://homepark.wordpress.com/

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ForestHillier


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Post: #2
28-07-2010 02:19 PM

Thanks sydenahmcentral, Ive seen loads of these gyms appear all over the place, any idea whom is responible and whom is paying for it all

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Applespider


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Post: #3
28-07-2010 06:37 PM

I believe the councils are paying for it out of a variety of budgets - parks, health, sports - depending on the council. Someone also mentioned to me that there may have been some lottery 'Olympic' funding but not sure if that was wishful thinking. I do recall posting here on SE23 a couple of years ago when we were talking about potential uses of funding for the Horniman Triangle that I'd seen outdoor gyms in Macau and wouldn't they be fun (I know the Chinese ones were Olympic related)

I cycle through Dulwich Park in the evenings and did smile last night to see an elderly Sikh gentlemen on the shoulder press machine and smiled to myself. They are certainly being used by lots of people who otherwise may not go to gyms etc, and the majority seem to have survived in working order. Perhaps in terms of park usage, improved health/fitness and general community happiness, they'll pay for themselves.

Interesting the differences between the layout in Home Park against Dulwich which is more spreadout and less regimented - I think I'm still spotting previously unnoticed machines there!

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Ghis


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Post: #4
28-07-2010 07:31 PM

I would use one in Blythe Hill. They are a great idea.

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AMFM


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Post: #5
29-07-2010 08:36 AM

There's one in Peckham Rye Park too

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Linzee


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Post: #6
29-07-2010 11:52 AM

Are there any in SE23?

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ForestHillier


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Post: #7
29-07-2010 12:07 PM

Dont think so, yet given time, maybe they will spring up in Hornimans, which will be hamdy, I aslo agree that they are a great idea and so far, ive seen none of them damaged or vandalised

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Brockley_Babe


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Post: #8
29-07-2010 12:31 PM

I echo Ghis - can we have one in Blythe Hill Fields please?

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ForestHillier


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29-07-2010 12:48 PM

Ghis/Brockley Babe - I will see what I can do - lol

Be nice if they did appear in all the open park places

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ForestHillier


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29-07-2010 12:49 PM

Just one thought, if it is the Council that is funding all these, wonder if they will get hit on with all the cutbacks

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sydenhamcentral


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01-08-2010 11:44 AM

This was the first one in the borough of lewisham.

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