Friends fitness trailPublished Oct 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm (Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm)
Friends fitness trail
The Friends of South Park, the County Park, through various fundraising efforts, were able to purchase the equipment necessary to install a 20-station Fitness Trail around the Gazebo on Maple Springs Drive. The group gifted the equipment to South Park and the workers of the Allegheny County Public Works Department professionally installed the equipment. Fundraisers included two golf outings, an oldies dance, two wine tasting events and a flea market. Tom Woods chaired the fitness trail endeavor along with Sharon and Butch Adams. The original trail was over 25 years old and most of the equipment was missing or in disarray. Tom and Sharon searched for equipment that was affordable, made for people of all ages and would blend in with the natural surroundings. Purchased through a company in Charlotte, N.C., the equipment carries a 10-year guarantee against structural defects, rot and termite infestation. The sign panels have a five-year guarantee against breakage. The Friends of South Park received approval from the county in May and the project was completed in September. Pictured are Sharon Adams and Tom Woods.