Parkour Park Coatbridge

Forget swings and roundabouts; how parkour is encouraging kids to play

It is a far cry from the image of a traditional play-park with swings and roundabouts: a course of graffiti-covered walls and metal railings where kids learn to jump from building to building like trainee superheroes.

Campaigners say purpose-built parkour sites are a big part of the future when it comes to health and fitness for Scottish children. Parkour – or free running – sees participants jumping off walls, leaping over railings, and bounding from roof to roof.

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