Senior Wellness Equipment Available at Clarence Foster, Wimbledon Parks
By Parks And Recreation
Posted on July 24, 2017, July 24, 2017

Senior Wellness

Arlington seniors can now enjoy, laugh and play their way to enhanced health at the City's two new NTSP Senior Wellness Plazas.

The North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) Charitable Fund donated $60,000 worth of Xccent fitness equipment to Clarence Foster and Wimbledon parks in an effort to reduce falls, provide additional rehab locations, and encourage socialization for seniors among peers and younger generations.

The equipment is the first of its kind in Arlington, and is something that the aging adult population has been requesting for years, said Parks Project Manager Jadey James, who coordinated the project along with the NTSP Charitable Fund.

An exercise station at Wimbledon Park.

An exercise station at Wimbledon Park.

The two age-friendly ADA compliant wellness exercise systems were fully installed in the parks June 1, 2017. Clarence Foster and Wimbledon were chosen based on their relative proximity to senior recreation centers and senior populations.

Each system includes four Wellness Stations with a total of 18 activities. The stations are connected by a center deck allowing easy transfer between activities. Training tutorials on the individual systems explain the benefits of each activity and also provide a guide for proper use.

Falling is the leading cause of injury among adults 65 and older, which is why the system is designed to build and improve confidence, balance and strength needed to reduce falls. The system incorporates a variety of activities that focus on flexibility and core muscle strength.

Exercise equipment at Clarence Foster Park.

Exercise equipment at Clarence Foster Park.

Featured Equipment:

  • Stair Walk Steps
  • Hand Bike
  • Tai Chi Wheels
  • Zig Zag Pipe with Ring
  • Rope Bridge Walk
  • Shoulder Wheel
  • Sitting Hand Throttle Bar
  • Balance & Hip Twist Balance Beam
  • Rope Net Floor
  • Snake Pipe with Ring

The project aligns with the Arlington City Council priority to “Champion Great Neighborhoods.”

Clarence Foster Park is located at 4400 Woodland Park Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013

Wimbledon Park is located at 2300 Wimbledon Dr., Arlington, TX 76017

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