Published: Friday, 8th March 2019

Work is underway to create Medway’s first designated Parkour training facility.

Part of the previous golfing area at the Strand in Gillingham will be transformed into a Parkour circuit with railings, walls of different heights and rubber step logs.

Parkour, also known as freerunning, involves running, jumping and climbing from one location to another using the environment around them.

The new Parkour facility will help residents learn the basics of the sport.

The £37,000 project is being funded by Section 106 developer contributions.

As part of the planning process developers often have to contribute funding which is put towards improving local green spaces and other key services.

Works are anticipated to be completed by the end of the spring, weather permitting.

'This will be a great facility'

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “This will be a great facility for people of all ages to learn a new sport. The facility has been designed specifically with Parkour in mind and I’m looking forward to seeing the completed circuit.”

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