Lace up those running shoes – a Turlock park could soon be home to a new, multi-activity fitness station.
The all-in-one stations feature multiple workout activities, ranging from pull-up bars to crunch benches, ski-walkers, and rowers.
“I think that'd be very well received,” said Parks, Recreation, and Community Commissioner Andrew Davoodian, who brought the idea forward. “I just think that's something that the city would appreciate.”
Turlock previously hosted two sets of outdoor fitness stations, one at California State University, Stanislaus and one at Crowell Elementary School. Both were removed in recent years due to building expansions.
At one time, the City of Turlock intended to install a new set of fitness stations at a city-owned park.
“It's something the city had slated for a while back,” Schulze said.
But a loss of grant funding meant an end to the plan.
In recent months, Turlock had considered installing single-activity workout stations throughout a park, so fitness fans could jog between stations. The idea was put on hold when an initial price tag suggested the development may cost $23,000.
The integrated fitness centers would be less expensive, take up less park space, and, potentially, offer sponsorship opportunities to local businesses.
“This is something that can be sponsored and funded,” Davoodian said.
Should Turlock decide to move forward with the still-early fitness station plan, any development would likely be sited in either Donnelly Park, Pedretti Park, or the Turlock Regional Sports Complex so as to have the least possible impact on surrounding residents.
“We still contend with a lot of fitness people coming in to the parks in the early morning and late afternoon,” Schulze said.