It has designed a sports enclosure (995m2) with an original design offering a new multi-sports experience (basketball, skatepark, running track, open spaces for yoga and dance…) to the inhabitants of the Japanese capital.
This space is open to public with no admission fee. It has also thought of people with disabilities into consideration. The park being barrier-free, and even the slopes were designed with gentle inclines so that wheelchair users can navigate it freely. The park is even equipped with a charger for electric wheelchairs to recharge on the go. From the sustainability standpoint, for the materials used for the running track or the basketball court, Nike used recycled waste.
Running is also a growing trend with the Tokyoites, where they head towards the greener and less traffic intensive places.
One of them being the Imperial Palace running spot, which is said to have established in 1970 after the employees working in the library and government offices working around the Imperial Palace started running during their lunch break, is the most classic and probably the best-known tour is frequented by Japanese runners especially at lunchtime and on weekends. It is a 5 km loop around the moat that encloses the Emperor‘s Palace. The terrain is relatively flat with two hills along the course.