Did you know that Broadlands has two outdoor fitness areas? One located on Chickacoan Trail near Bluestone Court and one off Village Drive behind Becontree Terrace. The Board of Directors is considering whether to upgrade or remove the existing equipment off Village Drive. The wood footers have reached their lifespan and need to be removed or replaced and the drainage issue needs to be rectified. The Board of Directors is seeking input from Broadlands residents on this project. The two options are: Option 1 - Repair/Update the existing equipment - Cost $20,000-$40,000 depending on equipment. Estimate of $20-$25K to install plastic borders, drain tile, wood fiber, and stationary equipment such as http://www.eagleplaystructures.com/?page_id=506 or $30-40K to install plastic borders, drain tile, wood fiber, and moveable equipment such as https://srpplayground.com/outdoor-fitness-products. Option 2 - Tear Down/Remove all equipment, wood fiber and borders and restore area to turf - Cost $10,000-$11,000 Note: The initial cost of the options would not affect residents' monthly assessments and would be paid from reserves or members' equity. The ongoing costs for option 1 would be updated in the Reserve Study and would minimally impact the overall budget. Average lifespan of equipment is 10-15 years. The ongoing costs for option 2 would be absorbed into the operating budget and would be minimal for routine mowing. Photos of the area in question are attached. Please vote or post your comments here by September 6.