Ninja warrior play ground at Burden Park

Active areas encourage healthy habits

Ninja warrior play ground at Burden Park

A range of upgrades in the City of Greater Dandenong are inspiring locals of all ages to make the most of the great outdoors and stay active.

Burden Park in Springvale South has opened a new active play area, based on the Ninja Warrior concept.

The first of its kind in Victoria, the course is designed for 12 years and above. With a QR code for community championships, it’s sure to generate healthy competition and provide a fun way to stay fit.

Warner Reserve in Springvale recently installed a fitness station with two pods of activities including aerobic cycle, cross-trainer, sit-up bench, body twist and stretching station.

A number of local playgrounds have also been recently upgraded, with Geoffery Carson Reserve in Keysborough and Olinda Reserve in Springvale revamped with new play equipment.

Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong Cr Angela Long said the new spaces were an important addition to the area. 

“It’s pleasing to see many local children and families enjoying these new spaces, which are designed to encourage active, challenging, imaginative and social play for both younger and older children.”

Cr Long encouraged residents to use the many public outdoor facilities available in the region.

“Studies have shown that spending just fifteen minutes in nature can make you feel happier, more relaxed, creative and focused. Enjoying some of our green spaces and active areas will give your mood a boost and help your physical health.”

Council is committed to supporting Greater Dandenong residents on the journey to better health and is currently running the Make Your Move campaign, a call to action for the community to be more physically active.