New adiZone at Barry Island
A sporty flavour has been added to Barry Island with the
completion of the adiZone multi-sports area, which aims to be
one of the long-lasting legacies of the London 2012 Olympic and
Free for everyone to use, the all-weather adiZone features 12
stations of keep-fit equipment, a basketball area, football goal,
tennis wall, a climbing wall and an open area for aerobics, dance
The images of five of Great Britain’s top sports stars are
depicted in the Adidas-branded adiZone in the hope that users of
the site will take inspiration from triple jumper Phillips Idowu,
tennis ace Andy Murray, BMX rider Shanaze Reade, football superstar
Gareth Bale and local swimming hero David Davies.
The adiZone can be found off Paget Road, next to the
lane that runs alongside Fun Harbour, near to the cricket
ground and opposite the square and promenade. Find on a map.
The Barry Island adiZone is open daily and will be floodlit until
9pm each evening.
The adiZone has transformed land that been derelict for the
best part of 30 years and was built by the Vale of Glamorgan
Council in partnership with the Great Outdoor Company. Funding
was also provided by the Welsh Government via the Barry
Regeneration Fund and Section 106 money.
More than 50 adiZones have now been installed across the UK, and
are part of sportswear manufacturer and Olympic sponsor Adidas’ aim
to create a legacy of sporting activity around the London 2012