England knows how to swing: Playground for seniors to open this spring
Who says kids get to have all the fun? Seniors in London will soon get to enjoy a playground designed specifically for them.
Set to open in the spring, the “Hyde Park Senior Playground” will contain low-impact exercise equipment designed to help seniors improve their balance, flexibility and muscle tone. The Danish-bought equipment includes an exercise bike, cross-trainer and sit-bench, according to The Associated Press. Though the city council donated approximately $60,000 for the project, the playground is the brainchild of a local residents' association.
The new park could also help seniors to socialize, the AP reported. Hyde Park is a popular tourist destination located near the city's bustling West End.