On Saturday February 18th, the City of Baytown unveiled its newest quality of life addition at Jenkins Park, a sleek and modern outdoor Fitness Court® with a supporting mobile app. The City of Baytown was awarded a $30,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a city match and local sponsorships from MD Anderson’s BeWell Baytown were contributed to make the project possible in Baytown.
What is this project: The new Fitness Court® at Jenkins Park located at 4334 Crosby Cedar Bayou Rd, Baytown, TX 77521 is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with people aged 14 and over and with all abilities in mind, the workouts are adaptable for all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace. Users are encouraged to download the free Fitness Court App which acts as a coach-in-your-pocket and enhances the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness experience.
Why is this important: This capital project is a featured part of an initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy communities. NFC’s award-winning initiative is now planning its 500th Healthy Community in America and is poised to deliver important outdoor wellness programming in a time of great need across the country.
How do I get involved: Residents are encouraged to utilize the new fitness system along with the app. We are excited to hear feedback from users regarding their experience at the National Fitness Court at Jenkins Park in Baytown.