Unleash your inner warrior at health hub

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Visitors to Whitfords Nodes Park in Hillarys will soon be able to unleash their inner warrior when the City of Joondalup installs a park warrior obstacle course at the popular health and wellbeing hub.

Already home to a 145-step stairway structure, outdoor fitness equipment and engaging play spaces, the park warrior course (mega course) has been developed to encourage people 12 and over to get outdoors and get active.

To be located near the existing exercise equipment, the course will feature a range of innovative and challenging obstacles configured in a well-considered sequence with a clear start and end point.

The challenge for some users will simply be to complete the course. For others, it might be to beat the ‘clock,’ achieve a PB (personal best time) or to challenge others.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the addition of the course would add another challenging fitness element to the health and wellbeing hub.

“The Whitfords Nodes Health and Wellbeing Hub has undoubtedly been one of the City’s great success stories and this new infrastructure will only add to the park’s reputation as the best outdoor fitness hub in Perth,” he said.

“Challenging fitness courses like this are in high demand due to the popularity of TV shows like Australian Ninja Warrior.

“Our City recognises the vital role recreational activities play in building and engaging communities and enhancing community spirit. In these times of COVID-19, never has it been more important for people to get outside in the fresh air to undertake some exercise.

“This already popular location is going to be an even more attractive fitness destination for local residents and visitors from across Perth.”

Associated work will include alterations to the existing footpath network and informal seating.

Construction commences in August and is expected take about two months to complete. The stairway and fitness equipment will remain open during construction.