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New playground 'for older people'

Two new activity parks aimed at the over 60s have been unveiled by a Hertfordshire council.

The "pensioners playgrounds" have been designed to provide activities for "the less active older person", Three Rivers District Council said.

Outdoor gym equipment made from the same material as children's play equipment will give older people's muscles an open air workout.

The 40,000 parks are to be built at Leavesden and Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

Proposed equipment for the parks includes tai chi wheels, massagers, space walkers and cross trainers.

The new parks are due to open by the end of the year.

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