The public is invited to attend the new Downtown Fitness Loop Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, June 3 at 11:30 am, located at 160 E. Shoreline Dr. (adjacent to Dock 10 Parker’s Lighthouse dock). Guests will get a first look at the newly installed, free to use exercise equipment and learn about the entire Fitness Loop.
”The Downtown Fitness Loop is the eighth free Fitness Loop to be developed in Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Opportunities to easily access free fitness equipment will improve health and mobility for all residents.”
The Downtown Fitness Loop is a 4.8-mile walking/running path bordered by Alamitos Avenue, East Shoreline Drive, Aquarium Road, West Shoreline Drive and Ocean Boulevard. The loop has distance markers that connect fitness equipment stations, allowing exercisers to develop a routine suited for them.
The fitness loop complements the Beach Pedestrian Path and the nearby Bixby Fitness Loop. Throughout the path, five active stations such as pull-up/dip bars, and six passive stations such as balance, stretch and squats, are positioned.
“These easy-to-use outdoor gyms create a fun, accessible, and social environment where people can enjoy getting fit by using top-quality exercise equipment and stations suitable for all fitness levels,” said Councilmember Jeannine Pearce.
Free outdoor fitness loops are also available at Admiral Kidd, Bixby, Houghton, Coolidge, Orizaba, Chavez and 14th Street Parks.
The total project cost of the Downtown Fitness Loop project is approximately $70,000, and is supported with one-time infrastructure funds from the Second District Council Office.
For more information regarding the event, please call 562.570.3240.About Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine
The Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Department (PRM)
is one of the premier parks and recreation departments in the country and is consistently recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the national Gold Medal Award four times. PRM operates 170 parks with 26 community centers; two major tennis centers; an animal shelter; one of the busiest municipal golf systems in the country with five courses, where more than 400,000 rounds of golf are played annually; and the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation with more than 3,200 boat slips. More than 3,200 acres within the City's 50 square miles are developed for recreation. The Department also offers more than 2,400 contract classes (fitness, health, enrichment) to people of all ages (newborn to senior) every year. In addition, the Department offers after-school programs at 26 sites during the school year, as well as summer programs for youth 5-12 years old. Other unique sites include multiple community gardens, a municipal cemetery, more than 38 miles of bike trails, 10 dog parks, and eight skate parks.
For more information about Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine programs and services, visit www.lbparks.org
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