San Francisco

Parklab Brings Fresh Outdoor Gym To Mission Bay

The Parklab Fitness Court is NOW OPEN!


Fitness Court Is Unique Workout Place In Walkable Community Space

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The Fitness Court®

Parklab, a leading group of open-space innovators in San Francisco, has partnered with National Fitness Campaign to install and activate a state-of-the-art outdoor gym facility for all ages in Mission Bay. Now this neighborhood is making fitness free — for everyone!

The new Parklab Fitness Court® is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training facility designed to transform the already thriving public space into a community fitness hub. The Fitness Court® wellness ecosystem is best used with the free Fitness Court App, which residents can use to track their training progress, learn new routines or compete in exciting fitness challenges.

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Newest Addition to Parklab Commons

Mission Bay neighborhood residents enjoy a unique community landscape that connects, activates, and celebrates healthy urban infrastructure. The new fitness court joins the existing Parklab Commons’ public parks, SPARK Social SF food truck park, the Urban Sprouts community gardens, and the upcoming mini golf course, stretching five blocks across the Mission Bay neighborhood, along Mission Bay Boulevard North and South, from Terry A Francois Boulevard to Longbridge Street.

“NFC is proud to partner with Parklab Mission Bay, a community that prioritizes the health and well-being of residents. We can’t wait to launch our outdoor gym to such an active neighborhood here in our hometown of San Francisco” said Mitch Menaged, Founder. “See you on the Court!”

Community Celebration

The block party-esque Solstice Carnival is hosted by Parklab and Urban Sprouts, in collaboration with SFF Soccer, SPARK Social SF, Power Play SF, National Fitness Campaign, 826 Valencia, and the San Francisco Public Library. The celebrations featured fitness demos with prizes and giveaways, a petting zoo, food trucks, beer garden, hands-on gardening workshops, face painting, games, and live music. 100% of event proceeds support the Urban Sprouts job training programs, providing dynamic, green job opportunities to SF youth.



The Most Beautiful Gym in the United States is Completely Free.

Overlooking the San Francisco Bay and located along the Marina Green trail network, the San Francisco Fitness Court is the most scenic gym in America. Visitors enjoy panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge while working out and can follow up their circuit training with walks or jogs through the Presidio National Park or Historic Fisherman’s Wharf.

San Francisco ushered in a new generation of outdoor fitness Infrastructure when it debuted the Fitness Court in 2013. Since then, the National Fitness Campaign has studied and perfected the court’s design, developing new digital tools and incentives to ensure that users enjoy the best possible experience in public spaces. The campaign in San Francisco also benefits from a mobile app, an ongoing membership drive and a strong social media presence that keep users engaged online and on-the-court.  We think everyone deserves a membership to a great free gym which is why we want to put a Fitness Court a city near you.

Fitness Courts are the result of great local partnerships. In San Francisco, NFC was fortunate to work with Rec and Park Director Phil Ginsburg. Phil believed in the National Fitness Campaign and worked tirelessly to launch the court and help it flourish.


The San Francisco Fitness Court is just the start. Inspired by the success of our first Fitness Court, NFC is working with cities throughout the country to build and open Fitness Courts in 2018. We’ve already awarded $10,000 grants to 50 partner cities across 25 states. There’s still time and funding available for cities to join the 2018 campaign.