Outdoor Fitness Court
In June 2022 the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department unveiled the Flaherty Park Outdoor Fitness Court, 1226 N. White St., during a special grand opening celebration.
The event included a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and other Town officials, and demonstrations by Camp Gladiator instructors.
What's an Outdoor Fitness Court?
The Flaherty Park Outdoor Fitness Court® is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created for adults of all ages, the Fitness Court is free to use and adaptable for all fitness levels.
The outdoor Fitness Court is a featured part of a 2022 initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build, and fund healthy infrastructure.
In 2021, the Town of Wake Forest was selected from hundreds of applicants around the country – and the first in the Triangle - to be awarded a $25,000 grant from NFC to help support the program.
NFC developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 200 active Fitness Court locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach a total of 500 cities and schools by the end of 2022.
Fitness Court App
As a bonus, users can download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The app, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android.