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Hangzhou offers more public space for fitness

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: January 24, 2023 L M S

Last year, numerous small spaces for sports and fitness emerged in urban areas in Hangzhou, the host city of the 2022 Asian Games.

According to statistics, a total of 308 sports facilities were installed citywide last year. They included 2,243 courts for soccer, basketball, volleyball, gate ball, tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, covering 789,000 square meters.

The city has a per capita sports space of 2.6 square meters.

Meanwhile, the local sports bureau has launched a campaign to promote public fitness in schools and communities and offered free and low-cost admission to local residents.

Last November, Hangzhou held a street basketball contest at a park embedded with a three-player basketball court in Gongshu district, which inspired other districts to open such facilities to the public.

The city's sports bureau rolled out a three-year action plan (2022-24) to improve the utilization of public areas by installing fitness facilities in spaces under bridges, on the tops of buildings, in parks and along riverside green trails.

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