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12 Aug 2010
Visitors enjoy the new Enviro Gym at Hollingworth
A new and exciting Woodland Enviro Gym at
Hollingworth Lake aims to provide visitors with a range of fun
activities to help improve physical and mental well-being.
The Woodland Environ Gym was officially
opened to members of the public on Saturady 7th August
2010. Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale, Rochdale MBC and residents
joined the Friends of Hollingworth Lake Group in celebrating the
completion of the play area and trim trail.
Ray Smith, Chair of the Friends of
Hollingworth Lake Group, said: “It’s been a real pleasure
working with Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale and Rochdale MBC to
create this exciting asset to Hollingworth Lake. The money for the
project was secured from the Big Lottery Community Spaces fund and
the Woodland Enviro Gym has already been very popular with the
The Woodland Enviro Gym allows adults and
youngsters to explore and overcome different obstacles and
challenges and also encourages them to use the other facilities
such as the picnic benches and woodland trails.
Adam Clayton, Parks and Countryside Ranger,
RMBC, added: “We are really pleased to see the improved
facilities around the lake. It has certainly been proving very
popular with the local children.”
The money received from the Big Lottery
Community Spaces fund has allowed the Friends of Hollingworth Lake
Group to build and improve the existing facilities on offer at
Hollingworth Lake, undoubtedly making it one of the hottest
attractions in the borough.
Mhorag Saxon, Project Officer
at Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale, said: “It has been
great working with the Friends of Group. They’re a hard working and
innovative group and have the best interests of the community at
The Woodland Enviro Gym grew from an idea from
the Friends of Hollingworth Lake. Their aim was to provide a range
of fun activities for Hollingworth Lake visitors which would also
improve physical and mental well-being. The project was supported
by Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale and Rochdale Metropolitan
Borough Council and funded by the Big Lottery Fund Community Spaces