Parcours Trail at Woodland Mound
My boys are suddenly into everything skateboarding and parcours.
This means they want to jump, slide or vault over anything they can find. At least, that’s how I see it.
When my husband discovered there is a parcours trail at Woodland Mound, they were beyond excited.
When we got there, it was a little different than they expected. But, they loved it!
According to The Free Dictionary, parcours is: A sport or athletic activity in which the participant seeks to move quickly and fluidly through an area, often an urban locale, by surmounting obstacles such as walls and railings and leaping across open spaces, as in a stairwell or between buildings.
At Woodland Mound, the parcours is a 0.9 mile fitness trail with wooden workout stations, exercising different major muscle groups.
It was a great way for the kids to burn off energy. My oldest was bummed he could not take his skateboard, as it was a dirt trail. But, that did not stop him from having fun. He loved conquering all of the cool obstacles and exercise stations.
The trail is low impact and fairly flat. You can adjust the parcours tail to your own level. Maybe you would like to just walk the trail. Or, maybe you would to walk and do a few obstacles. If you are up for the challenge, run the trail and do all of the exercise stations!
All of the parcours exercise stations are made of wood timbers and metal rings or bars. There are monkey bars, incline sit up station, balance beams, rings, push up logs, and more.
My son tried most of them and was pretty pleased with himself. I mostly walked and took pictures, but I did do some push ups and monkey bars!
Some points to remember about the Parcours trail at Woodland Mound and other parks in the area:
All Parcours fitness trails have workout stations that exercise each of the major muscle groups.
Parcours fitness trails can found in Embshoff Woods, Sharon Woods, Triple Creek, Winton Woods and Woodland Mound, along with two at Miami Whitewater Forest.
Bicycles are not permitted on Parcours trails except for Sharon Woods and the Shaker Trace Parcours trail at Miami Whitewater Forest.
Pack a snack, head to the parcours trail and enjoy a quiet view of the river after your trail run/walk. We found a peaceful picnic shelter with a huge grassy field and perfect view of the river.
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