Lakewood awarded $25,000 to install second Fitness Court

Published on August 10, 2021

The fitness court.

August 9, 2021 — National Fitness Campaign (NFC) awarded $25,000 to the City of Lakewood as part of a 2021 initiative in partnership with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure. The City of Lakewood installed its newest quality of life addition outside Green Mountain Recreation Center, 13198 W. Green Mountain Drive, a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court and multipurpose sport court with a supporting mobile app this summer. 

The NFC grant program is designed to activate public spaces by connecting trails, well-placed pedestrian infrastructure and community meeting points with a central outdoor fitness facility — the Fitness Court — that brings free, world-class fitness to everyone.

The new Fitness Court at Green Mountain Recreation Center is the second open-air wellness center in Lakewood, following an installation in 2019 at Addenbrooke Park. For adults of all ages, 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 Fitness Court app, entitled “Fitness Court,” is available for iOS and Android. 

“We are thrilled that Lakewood will be the second city in the country to offer two Fitness Courts to our residents. Addenbrooke’s court proved a worthwhile investment during the pandemic providing a free and safe space for residents to access world class fitness outdoors,” said Recreation Manager Brent Berninger. 

Residents are invited to attend an opening day launch party on Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. to try the Fitness Court and learn about upcoming community wellness events and programming. For more information, visit Lakewood.org/OutdoorFitness or call 303-987-7800.

ABOUT NFC:

National Fitness Campaign (NFC) is a social enterprise – founded in San Francisco, California in 1979 – that specializes in funding, activating and promoting healthy infrastructure through partnerships with cities and schools. Now operating in over 150 cities, NFC's unique program delivers consulting services and an integrated wellness initiative to communities, centered on the world’s best outdoor gym: The Fitness Court. NFC’s mission is to design healthy infrastructure for cities to improve the quality of life for people. Learn more about NFC at NationalFitnessCampaign.com and on social @NatFitCampaign.

NFC press contact: Jessica Smith, jessica@nfchq.com, 415-702-4919.

City of Lakewood press contact: Amber Thill, ambthi@lakewood.org, 303-987-7872.