Big news out of Rosendale, NY: a new cutting-edge outdoor fitness space is set to be unveiled. Not everyone is happy about it, though. Here are the details.

Town of Rosendale Town Hall via Facebook
Town of Rosendale Town Hall via Facebook
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New Public Outdoor Fitness Court in Rosendale, NY

"The fitness court at the Rosendale Rec Center is coming along!" said a recent Facebook post by the Rosendale Town Hall. "Ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday September 27th at 10 am." The colorful and expansive space boasts "seven fitness zones [that] offer hundreds of exercises" for a functional, full-body workouts. The park also features art from local photographer John Fischer. Reactions were mixed.

Town of Rosendale Town Hall via Facebook
Town of Rosendale Town Hall via Facebook
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Local Reactions to Rosendale, NY Fitness Court

"How cool! Thank you!!!", commented one excited Rosendale resident. "Looks awesome. Can't wait", said another. On the other side, most concerns about the project weren't about the fitness court itself, but that some believed it was being built at the expensive of other, more pressing park needs.

Town of Rosendale Town Hall via Facebook
Town of Rosendale Town Hall via Facebook
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Negative Response to New Project in Rosendale, NY

"This looks cool and fun, but what about the playground that is a disheveled mess?" asked one concerned commenter. "I just find it crazy that that is the norm with this town. The board is quick and eager to add more items that need to be maintained, but never properly upkeep the other things in this town that we already have that need to be maintained", said another. A representative from the town board assured residents that plans for playground repair "is in the works."

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