March 09, 2010

Family Fitness and Fun Park is for parents, too

What volunteers are building today in Jefferson, La. is not just for kids. The Family Fitness and Fun Park will not only boast slides and other play components, but also exercise stations and climbing and balancing activities that even grandma can enjoy.

The 4,000 square-foot Family Fitness and Fun Park is sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in partnership with Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation, the Jefferson Playground Athletic Association, and KaBOOM!.

Says John Gaffney, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pediatrics, “Being able to give back to the Jefferson community in a project of this scope, where all generations with and without disabilities can play and interact together, gives us the opportunity to prevent, not just treat, injuries.”

Amanda Reed, Vice President of the Jefferson Playground Athletic Association adds, “Since it is a multi-generational project, everyone from tots, to teens, to seniors will enjoy this new spectacular addition to Jefferson Playground.”

That's why we always say, "It starts with a playground." Jefferson's new Family Fitness and Fun Park proves that a playground can grow into a whole lot more.

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