Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park helps community members achieve their fitness goals while adhering to physical distancing recommendations and connecting to nature in our parks. All fitness levels are welcome.
Fitness in the Park has finished for the season. Thank you to everyone who joined us this summer!
Portland Parks & Recreation has monitored the COVID-19 situation since it began. We continue to be in communication with, and to follow the guidance of, the Oregon Health Authority, Multnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management regarding the situation.
Due to COVID-19, we have prioritized our limited capacity to expand the Free Lunch + Play program to meet the most critical of our community needs this summer: food insecurity. As we continue to provide free meals to children at 26 locations, we have been working to find additional opportunities to reengage with Portlanders. With the support of Community Music Center, Inc., we have been able to reconnect students at Rosewood Initiative with a pilot program providing online music lessons. With Fitness in the Park, we’re excited for the opportunity to support the health of Portlanders with physically distanced, outdoor group fitness classes.
Our community’s parks system provides our neighbors with many opportunities to improve their mental and physical health during this public health emergency. Fitness in the Park is a creative way to continue supporting the health of Portlanders and to keep you connected with PP&R while meeting the Governor's requirements and following the guidance of public health officials. While our community centers remain closed for the summer, we’re excited for the opportunity to reconnect and move safely with you in our beautiful outdoor spaces.
July 20 through October 3, we invite you to participate in group fitness classes taught by some of your favorite PP&R instructors at five outdoor locations: Columbia Park, Gabriel Park, Grant Park, Mt. Scott Park, and Ventura Park.