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Posted on: July 19, 2023

City of Sterling Heights opens outdoor fitness park for 50+ community

50+ Fitness

A unique concept that combines the best of physical fitness and the great outdoors, the open-air amenity provides all the physical benefits of indoor exercise through a range of equipment that supports cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance and flexibility. The park features nine workout machines, five of which can be used while seated in a wheelchair.

“The Outdoor Fitness Park is the newest amenity to help our Senior Center members  maintain physical fitness, increase socialization and enjoy three of Michigan’s seasons,” said Kristen Briggs, Sterling Height Recreation Superintendent. “There are machines that focus on cardio fitness and several that help with strength training. The addition of machines that are wheelchair accessible make it an inclusive space to help all our patrons age well.”

The project was funded through Community Development Block Grant CARES Act and is exclusively available for individuals aged 50 and over. The park aims to inspire individuals of all fitness levels to lead active and balanced lifestyles.

"The city of Sterling Heights is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals within our community at every age,” said Mayor Michael Taylor. “Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation continues to provide opportunities that leverage our surroundings to motivate us to pursue a healthier and happier lifestyle.”

The facility is only available for Sterling Heights Senior Center members. Yearly membership passes give full access to all drop-in programs and amenities at no additional charge. Cost is $16 per resident, $32 for non-resident.

For more information on the 50+ Outdoor Fitness Park and other Parks and Recreation amenities, visit

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