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Parkour exhibition coming to Ealing’s Decathlon

Parkour exhibition coming to Ealing’s Decathlon

February 24, 2020

Parkour enthusiasts and local people are invited to drop into Decathlon in Ealing Broadway next Saturday (29 February 2020) from 12noon – 3pm and catch up with Ealing Council’s plans to bring brand-new Parkour facilities to Lammas Park.

Experts from the organisation Parkour Generations will be on hand to discuss Parkour and raise awareness of the new facilities, which will be the first of its kind in the borough and are likely to open to the public in autumn of this year.

You will be able to view and discuss the final design for the facility, which has been designed following consultation with local people and can sign-up to be informed of future Parkour classes and events in Lammas Park.

Representatives from GLL, one of the borough’s leisure providers, will also be present with information about activities and events taking place to help people stay active and healthy.

Parkour is developed from military obstacle course training. It involves getting swiftly from one point to another in a challenging environment, without equipment.

The council is creating a practical movement zone for all levels of Parkour that encourages personal development whilst maintaining the natural aesthetic of the surrounding park.

Councillor Mik Sabiers, cabinet member for environment and highways said: “These Parkour facilities will be a first for the borough and underlines the council’s ongoing commitment to invest in and improve facilities for young people.

“The upcoming exhibition at Decathlon Ealing gives residents, and particularly young people, the chance to discuss the look, feel and content of these new facilities.

“We have already gathered the views of hundreds of local people to help shape this project and the facilities have been designed so that they fit into the park visually, with careful landscaping that utilises a range of natural materials such as wood and stone, which will blend the area into the park.

“I encourage everyone who may be interested in Parkour now and in the future to come along to Decathlon on Saturday to find out a bit more about these exciting plans.”

The exhibition takes place at Decathlon, Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, London W5 5JY on Saturday 29 February 2020 from 12noon – 3pm.