Just a note for anyone interested that Oak Park Active Living Centre – the new leisure centre in Walsall Wood – opens this Tuesday, 9th August 2016 as does the sister centre at Bloxwich.
It’s really good to see this plan finally come to fruition, as I for one was hugely sceptical when the project was first mooted. I’m glad to see the effort put into this project by former Walsall Wood Councillor Mike Flower in particular has resulted in a brand new state of the art facility, as well as improvement to what was formerly an unpleasant junction.
Mike’s role in this will not be forgotten here, and although I may have ribbed the lad something wicked over the years, he remains an example to others of how young Councillors should operate – despite being bluer than Thatcher’s knickers. Respect.
For those after the details who may not have seen the promotional leaflets, you can peruse them in the gallery at the foot of this post – just click on the images for larger version.
The Walsall Advertiser this week published the following article, which includes a link to virtual tours of Both sites.
Take a virtual tour around Bloxwich and Oak Park Active Living Centres in Walsall
WALSALL people excited for the two brand new leisure centres are being offered a chance to see a sneak peek of them ahead of their opening next week.
As part of the Active Living Centres Initiative a new web portal has been launched to provide residents with the latest on the programmes, prices, special offers and general information for Bloxwich and Oak Park centres.
The tour is available through accessing go.walsall.gov.uk/leisure/ [At the time of publishing, some parts of the Walsall Council site are down for maintenance, please try later if link not working – Bob]
The online virtual tour through both centres provides 360 degree views of the insides of the buildings and the chance to virtually stroll around. Visitors are able to see each of the 25 metre swimming pools, teaching pools, six court sports halls, dance studios, changing rooms and cafes.
Councillor Julie Fitzpatrick, portfolio holder for community, leisure and culture, said: ‘This online virtual tour provides a unique chance to see just how amazing the new centres really are.
‘These new Active Living Centres show our commitment to improving health and fitness in Walsall and this is an extremely exciting time.’
The centres will open on Tuesday, August 9.
I for one will be giving the centre a go, and hope to get my upper body into better condition and tame the resplendent girth a bit. See you there?