AARP Cuts the Ribbon on New Fitness Park in Kansas City

Posted on 09/09/22

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AARP Missouri and the Brush Creek Community Center officially cut the ribbon on the first AARP Sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park in Kansas City on September 17. AARP has sponsored or plans to sponsor a fitness park in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP is working with FitLot, a 501c3 organization dedicated to helping communities find the resources they need to plan, build and program outdoor fitness parks.

“AARP Missouri is dedicated to empowering older people to live how they want as they age,” AARP State Director Craig Eichelman, said. “Healthy living and activity are important for people of all ages, and this new outdoor fitness park will give many people in the community opportunities to improve their wellbeing.”

The opening included a ribbon cutting with Brush Creek Community Center Director Donald Strother and a Proclamation from KC Mayor Quinton Lucas. A free barbecue lunch was also served to all in attendance.

Sponsorship of the Outdoor Fitness Park is a part of AARP’s continued work in local communities. These outdoor fitness parks are a tangible example of the work the nationwide organization does in every state to create better communities for all.

Be sure to stop by and check out the park located at 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64130

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