When news happens get involved. Send your pictures, views and video to us by text and email
Fun and fitness for all at Lodmoor Country Park
CYCLE rides, wildlife walks and dancing made for a day of fun and fitness at a Weymouth park.
Families flocked to Lodmoor Country Park for the free event, which organisers hope will encourage people to keep on visiting.
Dinah Ellis, of Friends of Lodmoor Country Park, said: “The day was a one-off event which we hope will get more locals using the park and making the most of its facilities.
“We had wildlife walks, sessions on the green gym, dance workshops for the over-50s and a grand family scooter and bike parade.”
She added: “There was absolutely loads going on with something for all ages.”
Those taking part in activities throughout the day were given a token to be exchanged for a slice of free pizza from the Jalopy Pizza van.
Visitors could also test their pedal power by cycling to create enough energy to create a fruit smoothie.
Tom Clarke, project leader of Wild About Weymouth and Portland, spent the day leading RSPB walks around the reserve.
Funding for the event was provided through an extra grant following the success of the green gym at the site.
Mrs Ellis said: “Groundworks UK and Community Spaces, backed by the Big Lottery Fund, paid for this project, and as we had delivered this we were invited a short while ago to apply for a special grant for a community fun day.
“It is a one-off event to put Lodmoor, which is a beautiful park in Weymouth, on the map.”
An additional grant was also provided by Dorset County Council as part of a project to encourage more people to take part in sustainable transport such as cycling.
The event took place during European Mobility Week and organisers hope the day encouraged people to be more active outdoors.
Mrs Ellis added: “The day is primarily a celebration of your space here at Lodmoor, but we're also hoping to attract new members to the Friends group and kick-start our next big fundraising project, which is another 'birds nest' swing for the children's play area.”
Barbara Whiteside, of Upwey, visited the park for the first time to attend the event.
She said: “I hadn't been here before but Lodmoor Country Park is just beautiful and I want to come back a lot more now. The children really love it here.”
Comments are closed on this article.