Running track

August - October

Haig Park Experiments is installing a chalk-marked running path around the perimeter of the park. Accompanying signage will identify ‘checkpoints’ along the route with QR codes linking to fitness videos demonstrating useful workouts and stretches. Playful signage such as riddles and quizzes will be installed at crossings to entertain runners while they wait for the lights.

Place plan theme: Linkages
'To strengthen connections into and within the park.'

Dates:
August - October

Observation:
A large proportion of users are already using Haig Park for running and fitness activities despite limited infrastructure.

Hypothesis:
Increased options for running and physical activity can improve the perception of Haig Park as a destination for fitness activities.

Favourable outcomes

Increased use of Haig Park and improved public perception.

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‘Running track’ news


Running track / Running track update
Monday, 15 July 2019 .
The local Turner Scouts have been engaged to help design the temporary running track route. Once done, the works are expected to be installed by the first week of August. The Turner Scouts also created a series of inspirational quotes to place along the track to motivate runners. A warm-up and workout video has been filmed with local business Elements Fitness, which will be accessible by QR code on experiment signage placed around the route.