The newest Fitness Zone opened today (May 24, 2016) at Lealman Neighborhood Park, 3890 55th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Elected officials and other dignitaries joined community representatives for the dedication.
Fitness Zones are outdoor recreation areas with people-powered equipment that anyone can use at no cost. They’re located in parks from Tarpon Springs to south St. Petersburg and are open during park hours. Two Fitness Zones have wheelchair-accessible exercise equipment.
The Lealman Fitness Zone is the 14th one in Pinellas; the 15th will open at Largo’s Datsko Park this summer. They are funded by DOH-Pinellas’ Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, which is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide more opportunities for physical fitness and healthy nutrition in communities around the nation.
The Florida Department of Health also has a Healthiest Weight Florida initiative, a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.
For a printable listing of all the Fitness Zones and the locations of recreation centers in Pinellas cities and towns, go to http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/.
For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or call (727) 824-6900.
Information courtesy of the Florida Department of Health. Photos courtesy of Pinellas County.