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Fitness In Parks!

Outdoor fitness in our parks can take place in a variety of ways...  The most common is when members of the community get out into the parks to bike, hike and walk the paved thoroughfares. 

Outdoor fitness equipment found in our parks for adults provides a variety of meaningful outcomes to the community, including engaging participants in substantially more moderate to vigorous physical activity when they are out visiting the parks for their regular walking, jogging and hiking.  You get fresh air and enough sunlight along with a good dose of physical activity that will improve your overall health and mental well-being.

Our outdoor fitness areas are free for the public to utilize each season.  We have a variety of styles of equipment and they are located in multiple park areas throughout Springfield.  In addition to the "equipment" you will find, the Springfield Park District Recreation Department also organizes Outdoor Fitness Classes and Activities throughout our Summer Season.


AARP FitLot - Lincoln Park

The AARP FitLot Fitness Park was established in 2019. It is on the south side of the park next to the Lincoln Park Pavilion. The AARP FitLot design is a purposeful combination of equipment elements that provides a fully functional community fitness space in a park setting.  This equipment was the first of it's kind in the State of Illinois and was gifted to the Park District by AARP of Illinois.

Watch our Online Activity Portal for a list of FREE Summer Outdoor Fitness Classes that take place each year at the AARP FitLot thanks to a generous grant from AARP of Illinois!

fitness in the park ad for lincoln park at AARP Fitlot

Centennial Park Outdoor Fitness Equipment 

On the south side of Centennial Park Place neighborhood, and west of the new Centennial Dog Park, you'll find a hidden gem, as you head over the bike trail crossing. 

This green space boasts a large loop walking path, playground, and great outdoor fitness equipment area where you can get a great workout in with push-ups, sit-ups and body curls.


Comer Cox Fitness Court - NEW in 2022!

Opened summer of 2022 - the Springfield Park District received a grant from the National Fitness Campaign, supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois in conjunction with a City of Springfield grant to enhance Comer Cox Park with this new state-of-the-art, outdoor Fitness Court!

We are part of a National Campaign to build partnerships toward a healthier America!  This system, featuring 7 functional training zones, thousands of bodyweight exercises, and digital programming for adults of all ages and abilities, the Fitness Court is redefining outdoor fitness in communities across the nation.

duncan park outdoor fitness equipment near senior services organization

Duncan Park/Senior Service Center
Outdoor Fitness Equipment -

In 2013 King's Daughters Organization donated the KDO Fitness Park, located at the south end of Duncan Park.  It is located next to the Senior Services of Central Illinois and is often used by this organization to host free fitness classes.  This outdoor fitness court is open and free to the public from dawn to dusk.