About the ParkFit Project

About the ParkFit Project

About two summers ago, as I became interested in body-weight/calisthenic fitness I found that New York City lacks an accurate list of its park-based fitness inventory. Performing cursory web searches in the hope of finding a new pull up bar or set of parallel bars may bring you an article here or there about a particular spot, but as of the present moment there is no place to find a comprehensive source compilation of locations.

Through my readings, wanderings and conversations I have begun to find a number of these sites throughout the city and will be documenting them through this blog. My goal is to primarily document park-based workout spots and fitness equipment. All locations will be added as pins to the Google Map contained on the site. I will also add my knowledge of running tracks and other outdoor workout spots that I deem relevant. Information garnered from assorted websites may be used to further provide information to my readers.

While I hope that at some point this site will host a comprehensive review of all outdoor fitness equipment in the city, at the present time the information contained herein will be limited to my personal knowledge which admittedly contains a strict geographic bias to Manhattan. I most certainly welcome all emails and will happily post new verifiable information as it is provided to me.

To health, fitness and pushing limits,

- The Skyhopper








Monday, December 23, 2013

NYC Fitness Map

9 comments:

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  2. Victory Field in Woodhaven has a track and pull up bars, among other equipment.

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  3. Also, I believe Memorial Field of Flushing and Queens College have public tracks, and the pull up bars in Juniper Valley Park are by the tennis courts, at the southeast corner.

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  4. The Riverside Park - Traveling Rings also has a website http://swingaring.com/ and a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYCRiversideRings/. There is a running track around a soccer pitch just south where W102 would intersect the park.

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  5. Macombs Dam park. I have not been there but here are some links.
    Nice video of Macombs Dam park. I had not seen it before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phsmGjqLUXw
    Park page http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/fitnessequipment
    NYTimes article on it http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/nyregion/new-york-introduces-its-first-adult-playground.html?_r=0

    And this is the Its My Park video for the Riverside Park Traveling Rings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATnb8IYXwMs

    Also, if you are listing skate parks, there's one in Riverside Park at 109th.

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  6. Riverbank State Park. It has a 50 meter indoor pool and lapswim times if that counts as fitness.

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  7. Soundview Park in the Bronx has a newer outdoor fitness equipment section adjacent a $6 million dollar turf, all weather track and field. Probably the nicest publically accessable one outside Yankee Stadium/Macombs Park. St Mary's Park and Harding Park also have outdoor fitness equipment available.

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