New Fitness Court at Roosevelt Park

There's something new at Roosevelt Park in Sacramento. It's a free, outdoor fitness park paid for with a grant from Kaiser Permanente and the National Fitness Campaign.

The court opens Saturday, Oct. 6  at 11 a.m. with its official launch. The community is invited to attend the launch party at 1615 9th St. The party will include a fitness challenge, prizes and giveaways. 

The new court will feature a body weight circuit training gym. 

Sacramento Vice Mayor Steven Hansen says he's confident people will take care of the new investment.

"It's not likely to be vandalized," Hansen said. "But we're always prepared for that. This is a very active park, so I think those concerns aren't as serious because people tend to look after the park." 

You can workout in the new fitness court until sundown, when the park closes. 

Hansen says there's something else coming, too.

"We're working with the Capital Area Development Authority and they're going to be paying for new street lights all around the park to help illuminate the sidewalks and really bring an added level of safety and lighting to the area," Hansen said. 

You can expect to see those new street lights in November or December.

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