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VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) collaborates 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 in the celebration which will also provide free food, music and games to keep the whole family entertained! VBPR Fitness & Wellness staff will be available to teach guests how to use FitLot equipment throughout the event.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate with organizations that share similar goals, such as improving the health and well-being of our residents,” said VBPR Director Michael Kirschman. “We can’t wait to host a celebratory event for the community to come check out this new gear and have lots of fun!”

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

“AARP is strengthening its commitment to healthy aging for the people of Virginia Beach by working with Parks & Recreation,” said Joyce Williams, AARP Virginia State President. “It’s part of AARP’s ongoing work in local communities and its dedication to healthy aging. Outdoor exercise equipment encourages people of all ages to get out of the house, meet new other people and stay fit.”

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

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

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the city’s coastal environment, as well as to ensure that all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The ministry’s vision is to be the national leader in providing meaningful and memorable lifelong experiences. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certification 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 approximately 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people aged 50 and over 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 their lifestyle as they age. With a national presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and champions what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the most popular publications in the country: 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.