Playgrounds for Adults

Winnie Hu reports on a new effort in Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx to encourage adults into healthy activity.
July 1, 2012, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The outdoor gym equipment installed in the park is painted in shades that differentiate it from brightly-colored playgrounds for kids, reports Hu:

"Though there are no swings or slides - these are essentially outdoor gyms - such playgrounds not only have the look of traditional children's play spaces, but they are also built in some cases by the same manufacturers.

The adult playground concept is borrowed from China and parts of Europe, where outdoor fitness areas for adults have become as routine as high-fiber diets or vitamin D supplements in preventive care, particularly for older people."

Hu says the trend is spreading across the U.S.

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Published on Friday, June 29, 2012 in The New York Times
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