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Fort Wayne opens outdoor fitness park downtown

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - City leaders are celebrating the opening of a new outdoor fitness park downtown.

Wednesday morning, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department cut the ribbon on its AARP-sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park at 223 W. Main Street.

While the equipment is targeted at the older generation, anyone young or old can use the exercise equipment for free throughout the day.

The Parks Dept. said they will host fitness classes soon.

“We are so appreciative of AARP selecting Fort Wayne, and specifically the Community Center, to represent their goal of encouraging healthy and effective exercise,” said Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel. “While this park will certainly be an asset for our community’s older citizens, we think everyone can benefit from having this equipment in a readily accessible area in downtown Fort Wayne. We hope everyone has a chance to check out the park and even take an exercise class or two here.”

The park is part of a nationwide project sponsored by AARP and fitness equipment manufacturer FitLot.

For more information about the Outdoor Fitness Park and the classes offered at the Community Center, call 260-427-6460 or visit

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