In preparation for the bicentennial of Houston in 2036, the American Leadership Forum, Dialogue Houston, University of St. Thomas, and University of Houston-Downtown brought dozens of Houston’s key community leaders together to create and act upon a powerful vision of social justice for Houston’s future.
The collective vision that emerged is a Houston where every community is active, vibrant, and energetic – where people of all ages have access to the tools and resources that make a healthy lifestyle achievable. Fit Houston launched out of the Houston 2036 Task Force on Equity and is dedicated to increasing access to free outdoor spaces and programs for all Houstonians.
Working towards this vision we plan to create a network of outdoor fitness parks throughout Houston that will serve as community health hubs while creating equitable access to physical fitness equipment and programming that all Houstonians can benefit from for generations to come.
For more information about Fit Houston please visit – fithouston.org
Americans suffer from more lifestyle-related, preventable illnesses than any other country in the developed world.
Unfortunately, under-resourced communities often suffer with chronic disease through no fault of their own, lacking critical fitness opportunities in their neighborhood for improved health outcomes and quality of life.
We plan to bridge that gap.
Community Centric Response
COVID-19 has created social isolation, unemployment, and limited access to fitness facilities while putting a strain on physical and mental health. Neighborhoods throughout Houston have had to forge a new normal while finding fresh solutions to long-term problems.
Outdoor Fitness Parks are a Solution
Each fitness park is a community space for people to get active, connect with neighbors, and proactively care for their health.