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Friends Donate New Fitness Trail to South Park

Ribbon Cut on New Fitness Trail in South Park

The group known as "The Friends of South Park, the County Park," raised money through various fundraising efforts to purchase new equipment to install a 20 station Fitness Trail around the Gazebo on Maple Springs Drive. The Friends Group gifted the equipment to South Park and the workers of the Allegheny County Public Works Department professionally installed the equipment in September 2013.

In order to obtain the funds for the new trail, the friends sponsored 2 golf outings, an Oldies Dance, 2-Wine Tasting events, and a flea market. Tom Woods chaired the fitness trail endeavor along with co-chairs Sharon and Butch Adams.

The original fitness trail was over 25 years old and most of the equipment was missing or in disarray. Tom and Sharon searched for a comparable fitness trail that had the similarities of the old trail. It was imperative that it blended in with the natural surroundings, was made for people of all ages and was affordable. It was purchased through South Wood Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. The trail carries a Ten-year guarantee against structural defects, rot and termite infestation. The sign panels have a guarantee against breakage for five years.

The Friends received approval from the County in May of 2013 to proceed with the project.


Last Updated 11/20/2013