Outdoor Exercise Equipment Sites

Updated: April 1, 2019

Pilot program to offer free group fitness classes at select outdoor exercise equipment sites

As part of a pilot program, Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Austin Foundation, will be offering free group exercise classes with licensed fitness instructors at outdoor exercise equipment sites at Georgetown Playfield, Powell Barnett Park, and Van Asselt Community Center. Classes are available every Saturday from April 6 through June 29, 2019 for participants ages 13 and older, and we can accommodate up to 10 participants per class.

Our equipment and programs allow a complete exercise program including aerobic exercises, strength building and stretching.

Click here for class schedules and locations

Free guided fitness classes will be offered only at the three sites mentioned above. However, Seattle Parks and Recreation has Outdoor Exercise Equipment Sites that provide opportunities for enjoyable physical exercise in 14 parks throughout Seattle listed below. Use of the equipment is free and available to anyone aged 13 or older.

For more information: contact Darryl Cook, City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Partnership Coordinator, at 206-256-5609. Email: Darryl.Cook@seattle.gov

Outdoor exercise equipment can be found at these parks:

Atlantic Street Park
Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space
Delridge Community Center
Georgetown Playfield
Hiawatha Community Center
Hing Hay Park
Hubbard Homestead
John C. Little, Sr. Park
Montlake Community Center
Powell Barnett Park
Rainier Beach Playfield Play Area
Sam Smith Park
University Playground
Van Asselt Community Center

Download the Fitness Areas Brochure

Example Fitness Zone

The first round of outdoor exercise equipment sites, Fitness Zones®, were completed in 2016. In coordination with new funding partner, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle Parks and Recreation is excited to proceed with a second round of four additional outdoor exercise equipment locations. The installations are incorporated into the following capital improvement projects with construction scheduled to be completed between 2018 and 2021.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, The Trust for Public Land, The Seattle Parks Foundation, and MOMentum teamed up to bring free outdoor gyms called Fitness Zone areas to parks in Seattle. Each one is equipped with top quality, durable exercise equipment appropriate for teens and adults of all levels of fitness. Download the public meeting minutes to learn about past public involvement in this project. Download our Fitness Zone examples to learn more about what Fitness Zones are.

Powell Barnett Park: April 2016 Photos of Opening Event
Hiawatha Community Center: July 2016
Delridge Community Center: August 2016
Van Asselt Community Center: August 2016