“Outdoor fitness parks have the power to create welcoming public spaces for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact with the common purpose of being active, staying strong, and keeping healthy.”
Founder and Executive Director
FitLot launches out of Propeller’s Social Innovation Incubator Program as an organization that was established for the sole purpose of helping communities find the resources they need to plan, build, and program outdoor fitness parks.
FitLot identifies a pilot project in the Treme Neighborhood of New Orleans at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center and launches a crowdfunding campaign. 400+ individuals donated over $40,000 to support the creation of a community outdoor fitness park and kickstart FitLot’s first project.
Additional Sponsors like Whole Foods Market, Cox Communications and Blue Cross Blue Shield contributed to the project.
Saints Punter Thomas Morstead closes the funding gap and the,“What You Give Will Grow FitLot Fitness Park” was built and opened in March 2017.
Landscape Structures, Inc. enters the scene as FitLot’s exclusive equipment provider.
AARP teams up with FitLot to plan the donation, construction and activation of one, “AARP Sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park” in each U.S. State, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.
The first 15 Outdoor Fitness Parks sponsored by AARP are built in FL, NH, RI, ME, NY, OH, SD, IL, DE, MS, MD, LA, AL, AZ, TX.