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Trail getting new exercise equipment

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Trail Foundation and Austin Parks and Recreation Department are partnering on a project to replace and improve the exercise equipment just off the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, near PARD headquarters on West Riverside Drive. According to TTF, the project will include the following:

  • Exercise equipment offering a well-rounded variety of workouts
  • Visual guides showing exercises for each piece of equipment
  • Natural hardscape materials
  • New native plants and shade trees
  • Engineered wood fiber surfacing
  • Concrete ribbon curb to separate the trail from the fitness zone
  • Limestone block seat wall
  • New drinking fountain, bike racks, trash and recycling receptacles

The project team is asking the public to weigh in with feedback and opinions in two community engagement sessions. The first session is ongoing throughout August, ending on Sept. 1., with a survey available in English and Spanish online. The second community engagement session “will include an online video meeting in the fall, where a summary of community input and the selected equipment design will be presented.” The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022. Check out the site photos and more details about the project online.

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