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City of Santa Ana
Thursday December 12th, 2019 :: 07:03 p.m. PST

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Public Invited Saturday to Opening of Fitness Court at Jerome Park and Ribbon Cutting for Mariposa Park

The City of Santa Ana is hosting the opening of a Fitness Court at Jerome Park and a ribbon cutting ceremony for Mariposa Park, a new park at the corner of 6th and Lacy streets, this Saturday, Dec. 14.

The City received five $30,000 grants to participate as a Model City in the 2019 National Fitness Campaign. Approval of the funding was based on the City of Santa Ana’s commitment to free health and fitness options, development of stakeholder consensus, and the exceptional and active public spaces where we will launch our Fitness Courts and the NFC program. The Fitness Court is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training system that supports 28 simultaneous users on 30 separate pieces of equipment that are grouped into seven stations.

The 7 movement, 7 minute system provides a full-body workout to people of all ability levels. The integrated system includes a sports floor to simulate the indoor gym exercise, and the steel bodyweight training wall provides users with many exercise combinations. The first outdoor fitness court installation is at Jerome Park, which will be followed by courts at El Salvador Park, Delhi Park, Rosita Park and Memorial Park.

Mariposa Park is the city’s new park at the corner of 6th and Lacy streets. The site was formerly three vacant homes, acquired by the City of Santa Ana, demolished and rezoned as open space to provide more outdoor recreation opportunities for the Lacy Neighborhood community.

The new park amenities include a playground, picnic area, benches, picnic tables, skateboarding element, bike racks, walkways, drinking fountains and areas with shade, rock bio swale, water wise landscaping.

Along with the functional amenities of the park, two large butterfly sculptures were installed with flowers planted on its wings that will change annually.

The public is invited to the fitness court opening at 10 a.m. Saturday and the ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration for Mariposa Park at 11 a.m. The events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Community Service Supervisor Juan L. Lara at (714) 571-4259 or email JLara@santa-ana.org.

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