Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced today that Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson will donate $50,000 to replace aging exercise equipment along the Bayshore Fitness Trail.
Extending for one mile along Bayshore Boulevard, the Bayshore Fitness Trail runs from the Davis Islands bridges to Rome Avenue.
“Hill Ward Henderson has been, and continues to be, a terrific partner to the City of Tampa, and this project is one way the firm demonstrates how committed it is to bettering our community,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “I am grateful to Hill Ward Henderson for their generosity. I am sure that the thousands of people who enjoy Bayshore everyday will appreciate the improved and upgraded equipment and surfacing.”
All ten current fitness stations along the Bayshore Fitness Trail will be outfitted with new equipment. The new fitness stations will include sit-up benches, pull-up and push-up bars, three-person pommel horses, S-shaped jump bars for strengthening the lower body, as well as waist and leg stretchers.
“Our firm is pleased to support this wellness and recreation initiative,” said R. James “Jim” Robbins, Jr., Managing Shareholder of Hill Ward Henderson. “The Bayshore stands as one of Tampa’s signature landmarks and we are proud to be a partner with the City in its continued enhancement.”
Hill Ward Henderson’s donation will purchase the new equipment and go toward installing rubberized fall surface material around the new equipment to provide a more stable warm-up and work-out environment. The City of Tampa will remove the old equipment, prepare the space, and install the new fitness equipment. Installation is expected to be complete by the beginning of early fall 2013.