An Outdoor Gym is now installed at Northwood Recreation Ground. The majority of the funding for this project has been obtained by Cowes Town Council through a grant from Britvic‘s Transform Your Patch programme (see: www.groundwork.org.uk).
Four items of wooden equipment are available for use and there is signage on-site showing how to use the individual pieces.
The location within Northwood Recreation Ground had to be agreed by the IW Council who own the land and it determined that it should be next to the Playbuilder Park; an alternative site between the Skate Park/MUGA and Northwood Cricket Club was not considered because of the risk of cricket balls being hit into that area.
The Town Council expanded the outdoor gym equipment in the summer of 2017, in consultation with the IW Council over its location, to include six pieces of mobile gym equipment. We hope the facilities will be well used and loved by everyone.