They are fairly new by European standards and up until recently they were mostly used by birds as perches or teenagers as a place to meet. Lockdown has seen a boom in fitness however and with the closure of indoor gyms, outdoor gyms have become increasingly popular.
Here are seven for you to try out in and around Dublin.
Sandymount Strand, Dublin 4
Situated in a beautiful location along the seafront at Sandymount Strand, the installation consists of six pieces of outdoor gym equipment with 12 workout stations provided. In recent times the strand has become a little smelly due to pollution so it\’s worth making sure you go when the tide is in.
Bunting Park, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
It is not used by many and you are likely to have this place to yourself. If you live in Walkinstown or nearby Crumlin, this spot is not too far from you. There is a running track right beside the gym, though it is unlikely the Olympic Games will be held on it anytime soon.
Another park in nearby Cherryfield has a similar set up but includes tennis courts and a basketball court.
On the other side of Walkinstown you will also find an outdoor gym in Walkinstown Green.
Griffith Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 3
This outdoor in Drumcondra on the Northside is close to Croke Park. There is a large 18-station gym with a very attractive and hard-wearing interwoven rubber matting surface. Griffith Park is a very popular park in a lovely part of the city. Even if you are not going for the gym, it is well worth taking the time to visit.
Diamond Park, Dublin 1
There are eight station of outdoor gym equipment installed in Diamond Park in Dublin City Centre, including one accessible workout station, all on Double Pole centre supports. It is a great addition to the area and has a touch of New York about it.
Clontarf, Dublin 3
Three different areas along the length of Clontarf Promenade with a mixture of outdoor gym equipment and a range of calisthenics (Street Workout) equipment. This run provides a good variety of workout stations for people walking or running the prom. Add a good belt of sea air and some nice views and you\’ll be sure to sleep like a baby that night. Overall, Clontarf is a very pleasant place to be.
Albert College Park, Dublin 5
Albert College is a large park situated beside DCU, and the gym is a fabulous addition to the Children’s play area and the many lovely walkways around the park. It’s a grouped layout of 16 workout stations, including two Wheelchair Accessible pieces.
Eamonn Ceannt Park, Kimmage, Dublin 12
This 18-station outdoor gym with workout stations is set up around the perimeter of the local velodrome so be sure to bring your bike. For people living in The Liberties or Portobello this is a good option as it is not too far from either.
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