Bitter Lake Reservoir Park Fitness Zone
Bitter Lake Reservoir Park, located among high-density housing in Northwest Seattle, was upgraded last year with a new children’s play area, a P-Patch, and a walkway around the reservoir. The community had also hoped for new outdoor fitness equipment, but budget constraints kept that element out of the project.
Now, thanks to a successful funding partnership between Seattle Parks and Recreation, MOMentum, the Trust for Public Land, and Seattle Parks Foundation, a “Fitness Zone” consisting of four new pieces of high-quality adult exercise equipment has been installed in at the playground and along the walkway.
Increasingly common in parks across the country, Fitness Zones are easy to install and help parks contribute to the health of the community. They are especially needed in places like King County, where obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable death. Research shows that these free and easy-to-use pieces of equipment provide particular benefit to residents of lower-income neighborhoods who lack access to private gym facilities.
Bitter Lake is the first installation of what is anticipated to become a larger program initiative to bring Fitness Zones to parks throughout Seattle.
To learn more about Bitter Lake Reservoir Park or the Fitness Zone program, contact Becca Aue at 206.332.9900 x12.