Fitness Stations (Outdoor)
Working out can be tough. We know that at the Parks and Recreation Department. That's why we want you to have a whole new point of view when you work out. We have outdoor fitness equipment at more than 35 parks where you can enjoy the great outdoors while getting fit and toning those muscles. And it's free. Your own outdoor gym!
These outdoor fitness stations feature high quality equipment that allows you to combine your cardio workout on the trails with a total body workout on the equipment. The majority of the installations were made possible by an Americans Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded grant entitled Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW). With the exception of Apache Creek, these parks are open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The linear park is open sunrise to sunset. So get out there and enjoy the fresh air and the scenery while getting fit.
Need help with your fitness workout?
Not sure how to use the outdoor fitness equipment available in more than 35 of our City parks? Check in with former San Antonio Spur and NBA Champion Antonio Daniels and his wife Sonia.
Their instruction videos give you details on how to use more than 35 individual pieces of fitness equipment including:
- The Row Machine
- Seated Leg Press
- Upper and Lower Body Stretching Machine
- Upper Body Cycling Machine
- Overhead Press
- Inverted Rower
- Lower Body Cycling Machine
- and Much MORE!
You can download your videos on your smart phone via a QR Code located on the front of each machine and watch the videos at the park. Or you can view the videos before heading to the park.
New to exercise? Be sure to consult a physician before embarking on your new fitness regimen. Here's the link on to our SA Parks Fitness Youtube channel:
Additionally, you will find fitness equipment available adjacent to five City libraries.