Photos and story by Lucy Wheeler
San Marcos CA— San Marcos, California, as well as other North County San Diego cities, is well known for their parks, trails and recreational facilities and now, it has a new, (and its first), ‘Adult Outdoor Fitness Zone’.
Named in honor of a past, well-known participant of the Senior Center, the Mark J. Noy Jr. Outdoor Fitness Zone was officially opened to the public in a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by the Mayor and city council members, at the San Marcos Senior Center on Tuesday March 26, 2019.
Buck Martin, Director of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Center, reiterated the advantages of an adult recreational space that encourages all residents over the age of 14 to embrace active lifestyles with the use of this new facility.
Kathryn Gray, Director of Friends of San Marcos, along with her staff, presented the city with a $4,000 donation to install a water fountain at the site; not only to indicate their support of this new project, but also to encourage keeping hydrated while keeping physically active.
Mayor Rebecca Jones, City Council Members, Randy Walton, Jay Petrek and Marie Nunez, officially kicked off this new Outdoor Fitness Zone with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Jack Miles, a physical education director at the Senior Center, demonstrated, the proper uses, as well as the benefits from each equipment stand. While each stand has documentation for use, many participated in learning new benefits from each of the nine stands.
To top it off, the Fitness Zone is ADA accessible and is covered by shade sails for year-round use. It’s located on the corner of Twin Oaks Road and Richmar Ave. in San Marcos.