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.
The original fitness trail was over 25 years old and most of the equipment
was missing or in disarray. A search to find a comparable fitness trail that had
the similarities of the old trail was undertaken. 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.