The new equipment in the park can be used in several ways municipal staff and committee members demonstrate. What can be used as a balance beam can also work for modified pushups for example. From left parks and recreation manager Andrew Wilbee recreation advisory committee members Nicki Hagerty Andrea Mueller and Melissa Tong.

Green Gym beefs up Dysart rec offerings

By Jenn Watt

Published June 20 2017

You can’t get a much better view from your elliptical than on the shore of Head Lake in Haliburton.
Using a $50000 Canada 150 grant and a matching sum from municipal coffers Dysart et al is helping residents feel the burn – with several investments in fitness and recreation infrastructure.

On Tuesday June 13 Dysart et al Deputy-reeve Andrea Roberts along with municipal staff and members of the recreation advisory committee came together at Rotary Park on the north side of Head Lake Park to try out the newly installed Green Gym.

Adult monkey bars balance beams an elliptical stationary bicycle chin-up bar and other equipment have been positioned facing the lake ready for anyone to use.

The money has also been spread out with several other initiatives. The aeration fountain at the beach was put in last summer to keep the water clean for swimming (though the water is not tested at that location to ensure safety) solar lights were installed along the pathway a shade structure was constructed sand brought in for the volleyball net and soon the basketball court will be resurfaced. A wall for playing tennis solo is also coming.

In addition $7500 of the grant money is going to the skate park project which hasn’t yet been entirely funded.