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Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby masque » 19 May 2012, 10:55

Hi,

We''ll be in Taipei for about a week in June and are trying to look for a public park with the full range of fitness equipment e.g parallel bar and pull-up bar so that we can do some exercise while we're there. We read that Taipei has quite a number of nice parks and would prefer to be out there rather than using a gym.

Need some advice here.

Thanks!
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Re: Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby Mucha Man » 19 May 2012, 15:03

masque wrote:Hi,

We''ll be in Taipei for about a week in June and are trying to look for a public park with the full range of fitness equipment e.g parallel bar and pull-up bar so that we can do some exercise while we're there. We read that Taipei has quite a number of nice parks and would prefer to be out there rather than using a gym.

Need some advice here.

Thanks!


Pretty much any park is going to have at least chin up bars. The riversides in taipei are all lined with parks and bike paths. You can rent bikes at numerous places along the river. If you like outdoor exercise it's hard to beat the riverside. Paths go on for hundreds of km and you can even do a whole loop of the city now.
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Re: Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby masque » 19 May 2012, 19:27

http://imgur.com/a/WHKLv

I refer to the above link and photo album. Apparently it has pull up bars and a parallel bar. :D

Can anyone tell me which park this is? The third photo has the name of the park inscribe on a rock, but I couldn't make out the first letter.

Please let me know the name and location of this park. Thanks!!! :bow:
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Re: Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby asiababy » 19 May 2012, 20:16

The name is Fuxing Park. But, tons of parks have this kind of equipment. The easier way for you is to let us know what area of Taipei you are staying in, and then people can tell you what parks in that area have this kind of equipment.
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Re: Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby masque » 19 May 2012, 22:47

Thanks for all the kind replies!!!

I am thinking of staying in either Da'an or Ximending region. One park comes to mind: 華中河濱公園 (HuaZhong Riverside Park).

I checked Google maps, and it seems the nearest train station to HuaZhong park is LongShan station. But the park is quite a distance from LongShan station. :noway:

What is the best/fastest means of travel between LongShan station and HuaZhong Riverside Park? Taxi or Bicycle? If so, where could we get a taxi or a bicycle? :flowers:
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Re: Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby masque » 22 May 2012, 21:12

Any input? Pleazzzzee? :notworthy:
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Re: Taipei Parks with Fitness Corner?

Postby Incubus » 22 May 2012, 22:27

I just biked through that park today, but I have no idea how you'd get from Longshan Temple MRT to the park, as I don't enter the park from any of the surrounding neighborhoods. That's just one of many riverside parks I ride through on my 25k ride. If you want to get to a riverside park from Longshan Temple MRT, the park under Huajiang Bridge is a lot closer, but that one is mainly for birdwatching and baseball.
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