The official grand opening of the newest quality of life addition at Pacific Park, a sleek, modern outdoor Fitness Court® with a supporting mobile app, has officially been rescheduled for March 25.
The City of Sulphur Springs had planned to hold the opening on Friday, March 11, but due to predictions of cold and rain, city officials made the decision to postpone the unveiling. After confirming with all partners involved, the grand opening is now slated to be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 25, according to Sulphur Springs Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski. In the mean time, community members should free to explore and utilize the new Fitness Court located at Pacific Park.
The capital project is a featured part of an initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC), a nationwide consulting organization that partners with cities and schools to plan, build and fund healthy infrastructure.
In 2021, the City of Sulphur Springs was one of the recipients from around the country awarded a $25,000 grant from NFC to help support the program. In addition to grant funding, a city match and local partnerships from Saputo and CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital contributed to make the project possible in Sulphur Springs.
The new Fitness Court® at Pacific Park is an open-air wellness center that allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout. Created with adults of all ages in mind, the Fitness Court is adaptable for all fitness levels. New users can also download the free Fitness Court App — a coach-in-your-pocket style platform — that transforms the outdoor gym into a digitally supported wellness ecosystem. The Fitness Court App, entitled “Fitness Court”, is available for iOS and Android.
National Fitness Campaign developed the trademarked seven-station system in 2012 hoping to inspire municipalities to transform public spaces into community fitness hubs. There are currently 150+ active Fitness Court® locations across the country, and the Campaign will reach a total of 250 cities and schools by the end of 2022.
The Fitness Court is one of several improvements and upgrades planned at Pacific Park. The first was construction of a new HW Grays Community Building, with new sidewalk and parking around it. New playground equipment, improved drainage and a new basketball pavilion are among the improvements identified by the community and being funded in part by grant funding and a bond taken out by the city, which will be paid back using EDC funding.
Residents are invited to attend an Opening Day Launch Event on March 25 at 10:30 a.m. to try the Fitness Court® and learn about upcoming community wellness events and programming. For more information, visit or contact Tory Niewiadomski at 903-885-7541.