Parents and kids can 'work out' together at Rynerson Park
An innovative fitness and play area has just opened at Lakewood’s Rynerson Park, located at 20711 Studebaker Road, just south of Del Amo Boulevard.
Lakewood is one of the first communities to introduce the new design concept of a combined fitness-play area, which enables parents and children to exercise and play near each other. The city won out in a competition to get a special reduced price for the new play and fitness equipment.
Playground features for kids age two and up include: swings, spinners, slides and bars. Research shows that play on these features incorporates five types of physical activity that form a foundation for lifelong fitness.
Exercise zone equipment for adults includes an elliptical machine, plyometric platforms, press machines, a balance board and more. They allow users to develop strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.
The play and fitness areas are centrally located at Rynerson, close to picnic shelters and restrooms to maximize their use. The areas are easily accessed from parking spaces along Studebaker, or from the main parking lot using the driveway from Studebaker.
More photos of the Rynerson Park playground are at www.lakewoodcity.org/communitygallery.
The new playground is intended for use during daylight hours, although park schedules may vary according to seasonal factors. For more information, call Lakewood’s recreation staff at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.