June 6, 2022

Free Family Fitness Event Taking Over Williams Farm Park to Celebrate New FitLot™ Sponsored by AARP

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) is collaborating with AARP to dedicate the first FitLot™ in Virginia on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williams Farm Park. The community is invited to join the celebration that will also offer free food, music, and games to entertain the whole family! VBPR Fitness & Wellness staff will be available to teach guests how to use the FitLot equipment throughout the event.

"We pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate with organizations who share similar goals like improving the health and wellness of our residents," said VBPR director Michael Kirschman. "We are looking forward to providing a celebratory event for the community to come to experience this new amenity and have a lot of fun!"

FitLot exercise equipment can be adapted to meet a wide range of fitness levels and abilities. AARP's investment in programming includes free group circuit classes currently being offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, led by VBPR staff. These classes are open to all ages.

"AARP is deepening its commitment to healthy aging for the people of Virginia Beach by working with Parks & Recreation," said AARP Virginia State President Joyce Williams. "This is part of AARP's continued work in local communities and dedication to healthy aging. The outdoor exercise equipment encourages people of all ages to get out of the house, meet others, and stay fit."

There have been 53 AARP-sponsored outdoor fitness parks opened since 2019, with the one at Williams Farm Park being the first in Virginia.

For information on this event and other upcoming VBPR events, visit VBgov.com/specialevents.

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City's coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department's vision is to be the national leader in providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385‐1100 (TTY: 757‐711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec.


With about 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people age 50-plus in the Commonwealth. To learn more about what AARP Virginia is doing in local communities, visit aarp.org/va, @AARPVirginia on Facebook, and @AARPVa on Twitter.

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol, or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol, and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

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