A sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court®, with a supporting mobile app will be unveiled at Wheat Ridge’s Panorama Park, October 13. This quality-of-life addition is part of Wheat Ridge’s commitment to public health and investment in outdoor spaces. The City of Wheat Ridge was selected from hundreds of applicants around the country to be awarded a 30-thousanddollar grant from the National Fitness Campaign, a nationwide consulting organization, to help support the program. Remaining support included a city match and American Rescue Act Funds. “We are excited to add this new resource for our community to stay fit and healthy,” stated Karen O’Donnell, director of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation. “The new Fitness Court® offers a beautiful park setting with equipment that is specially designed for outdoor use.” The new Fitness Court® at Panorama Park is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can also download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The app, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android. Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. to try the Fitness Court® and learn about upcoming community wellness events and programming. There will be giveaways, refreshments, fitness competitions, and a free community fitness class!
About Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation
For 50 years, Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation has been committed to offering quality parks and recreational opportunities to the community. The City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for excellence in operation and service, and Wheat Ridge is a “Tree City USA”. Services provided include aquatics, athletics, fitness and wellness, enrichment programs, camps, special events, therapeutic recreation and more. The Department maintains 20 parks on approximately 173 acres, three recreation facilities, 300 acres of open space, seven miles of trails and a community garden.