Courting Creativity: Huntsville’s first Fitness Court set to open at John Hunt Park – City of Huntsville Blog

Published on November 6, 2022

The City of Huntsville and Arts Huntsville will officially open the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) Fitness Court® public art installation at John Hunt Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.  

Mayor Tommy Battle will join Huntsville Parks and Recreation Director James Gossett and Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken to highlight the installation featuring artwork of world-renowned artist Keith Haring. 

“It’s fantastic to see artwork incorporated into our public projects across the city, Mayor Battle said. “It’s even more meaningful to see artistry wrapped into wellness, and we thank our partners at Arts Huntsville for leading this effort.” 

For Dillon-Jauken, the intersection of public art and public fitness is an exciting new venture for Huntsville’s public art program and our city parks. 

“With the Keith Haring Fitness Court at John Hunt Park, visitors will interact with artwork they may not otherwise see outside of a museum. In the months ahead, they’ll be able to experience other artwork at fitness courts in city parks across our community,” Dillon-Jauken said. 

Following the ribbon cutting on Nov. 10, a Parks and Recreation fitness trainer will lead community members in demonstrating how the innovative outdoor circuit training center provides a full-body workout in just seven minutes.  

“The ability to enjoy a free workout, while surrounded by the vibrant work of local and international artists, is a unique experience,” said Gossett. “We’re excited about this addition to John Hunt Park and look forward to the upcoming installations at Legacy Park, Apollo Park and California Street Park.”


Established in 1979, the NFC’s goal is for a free outdoor Fitness Court® to be within a 10-minute bike ride of very American.  

According to the NFC, the Fitness Court® is accessible and designed for …….


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