By Dan Walsh
Wexford Ógra Fianna Fáil is calling for creation of a calisthenics park for Enniscorthy.
In a statement issued today, Chairperson Ruairí Ryan told WexfordLocal.com; “I am calling for a calisthenics park to be built in Enniscorthy. It would be a great opportunity for young people to use without having to invest in their own personal exercise equipment, plus the added vitamin D doesn’t hurt!”
An outdoor fitness park, or calisthenics park, would make exercise free and accessible to everyone in the community especially for those who cannot afford gym membership with the cost-of-living crisis.
Mr Ryan continued; “After consulting with Minister James Browne on this matter I believe it to be of the utmost importance for the physical well-being of young people. I know there’s massive interest in this topic as young people have approached me about the possibility of getting a park in Enniscorthy.
“I want to air these views. There’s one just like it in New Ross. Having a park in town will help build community in the town. I’m going to engage with the council and public representatives more in starting to get the ball rolling on this project.”
A local young person and activist for the project Daniel McCauley commented: “I’d like to thank Ruairí for listening to my thoughts about a calisthenics park. It means a lot to me because many people like myself love to exercise, and calisthenics is a healthy and aerobic way to do so!”