Miller Park Outdoor Gym Ready for Action!

Today marked the opening of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Outdoor Gym at Miller Park, Branxton.

Today marked the opening of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Outdoor Gym at Miller Park, Branxton.

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said this fantastic facility would not have been possible without the hard work of the Samaritans Foundation and the Cessnock Healthy Lifestyle Network that secured a $52,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for the project.

“This is a great example of different community organisations working together for the benefit of the entire community with the help of a very dedicated resident Kate Gray,” Cr Pynsent said.

“I encourage residents to take this opportunity to improve their health as we are all aware of concerning research which revealed 42 per cent of Cessnock City residents are classed as inactive.”

The facility has been installed to encourage active living and help address the high rates of obesity and chronic illness in the Cessnock local government area.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Chairman Michael Slater said he was very happy to be involved with such a wonderful community project.

“It’s clear this equipment is centered on community needs and will be of great enjoyment to residents,” Mr Slater said.

Signage has been installed to recognise Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s generous contribution to the project.