The Garden City Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!
Here’s How It Happened:
City leaders, residents, local businesses, and community groups in Garden City, Michigan have rallied together in pursuit of health and wellness. Thanks to the outstanding hard work of city staff and incredible generosity of local donors, Garden City will have the first Fitness Court in the state of Michigan!
Using the state’s lead crowdfunding platform — Patronicity — Garden City promoted the value of the Fitness Court across the community and raised over $50,000 in donations! Further contributing to the success of the project was the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Wayne County, who matched community donations dollar for dollar and helped carry Garden City to the goal line.
“The Garden City Fitness Court campaign has been an extraordinary journey and a true example of a community rallying behind free fitness for all,” said Monica Fulton, Garden City Director of Community Resources.
Bringing the Fitness Court to the community is part of an effort to get Garden City residents moving like never before. With support from the city, local organizations can use the Court as a venue for group fitness classes and health workshops to spread awareness and spark excitement about healthy living.
“The City of Garden City is passionate about providing its residents with opportunities to build happy and healthy lives. The National Fitness Campaign’s mission proclaims dedication to building healthy communities around the world. It is a perfect fit and both organizations are better for having partnered together in the spirit of health,” said Fulton.