Bayside City Council is working in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) to create age-friendly outdoor spaces for older people to engage in physical and social activities as part of a research project called ENJOY MAP for HEALTH. Bayside City Council has installed specialised outdoor exercise equipment in Thomas Street Reserve in Hampton to create a Seniors' Exercise Park.
The Seniors' Exercise Park is located in the north eastern area of the reserve, accessible by an asphalt path (to the left of the toilet block looking from Thomas Street).
The Seniors' Exercise Park features a range of outdoor equipment for gentle exercise, designed for older people to help improve balance, strength, functional movement, joint range of motion and mobility. Information boards explain the correct use and encourage safe exercising.
The outdoor equipment is designed for passive recreation and is not for commercial use.
You can also download these handy flyers to take a hard copy with you to the park to show you how to use the equipment:
The area includes a picnic shelter to provide for all-weather meet-ups, along with shade sails and drinking taps.