Gallatin residents will soon have more options to choose from when planning their next workout.
A new outdoor fitness area featuring seven pieces of free-to-use workout equipment is expected to open later this summer at Triple Creek Park, according to David Brown, director of the city's parks and recreation department.
"We had some seniors that wanted something like this for them to use outside," Brown said about the project. "It's also wheelchair accessible, but kids can use it too. It just gives another addition to the park that people can enjoy."
The fitness area will be covered by a sunshade, have a rubber surface floor, announcement board, benches and trash cans. Workout equipment will include a pendulum, accessible chest press, static combo, rowing machine, leg press, elliptical and lat pull down and vertical press.
The entire project is expected to cost approximately $80,000 to complete.
Once it opens, Mayor Paige Brown said she hopes the new workout area will help encourage more residents to become more active.
"It's a great opportunity for people of all ages to be able to exercise outdoors, especially when there is great weather outside," she said. "It's great for seniors, useful for young people who want to get a workout in and it gives people who are limited in their abilities in different ways an opportunity that they haven't had before in our community."