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The East Lake Park Health Zone opened in June 2022. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Birmingham has transformed a tennis courtroom in East Lake Park into an outside health fitness center.

Known as the “East Lake Park Health Zone,” we toured the brand new attraction, which is positioned in Lynn Park throughout from the historic East Lake Park at 416 82nd Road North, Birmingham, AL 35206.

See how he did it.

2 months to construct

Again in April, Birmingham Parks and Recreation started building of the brand new complete health fitness center that, earlier this month, opened to the general public with 9 separate stations of apparatus.

“We’re very excited that we’ve got lastly discovered train tools,” Hunter Williams, who represents East Lake Park on Birmingham Metropolis Council, stated in a press release to Bham Now. “There was a slight delay attributable to provide chain points, nonetheless, we’ve got acquired an excellent response from the group. We’re at the moment working with Parks and Rec to proceed upgrading it to incorporate a brand new coat of paint.

In case you are curious how an outside fitness center works – the tools is designed in order that people use their very own physique weight to strengthen areas such because the higher physique, legs, arms and extra. There are a number of stations with the identical tools, so individuals can use the “circuit” on the similar time.

Listed below are further pictures of the brand new health fitness center, which prices about $250,000.

East Lake Park – Authentic Railroad Park

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East Lake Park (Jacob Blankenship/Bhm Now)

Slightly historical past about East Lake Park. Initially constructed as a personal park in 1886, East Lake Park has been known as Birmingham’s “unique railroad park” and Ruffner Mountain’s “Sister Metropolis Park” by Ruffner Mountain govt director Carly Sanford. The principle attraction of this 67-acre park is the gorgeous 45-acre lake.

As a consequence of latest lighting repairs, youth soccer has returned to the park. Final weekend, the lake hosted the annual Household Fishing Rodeo—the most important such occasion within the state of Alabama.

East Lake Park can also be an “city inexperienced oasis” – a historic park. Over time, The Nature Conservancy and native neighborhood teams have planted bushes and eliminated invasive vegetation.

On Sunday mornings additionally, you will see native cricket groups enjoying on the grounds on the north finish of the park.

What’s your favourite a part of East Lake Park? Inform us what you consider the brand new East Lake Park Health Zone. Tag us on social media @bhamnow

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