'RiverFit': A Pop-Up Fitness Park in Memphis
"Earlier this month, Memphis opened 'RiverFit', a pop-up fitness area and trail along the Mississippi River bank," reports Abby Martin. "The project’s public and private-sector partners hope the temporary installation will catalyze health-focused park efforts in Memphis, a city routinely counted among the most obese in the country."
Some of the details of RiverFit:
- "Sponsored by the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, RiverFit was developed in partnership with the non-profit Riverfront Development Corporation and the City of Memphis."
- "The Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail + Pop-Up Park, as the project is officially known, stretches one mile along the western edge of Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis. The revamped green space features six workout stations, two regulation-size sand volleyball courts, and a 6-on-6 soccer field."
RiverFit will remain in place until November, but "backers hope this project will start a conversation about more permanent fitness equipment options for other parks across Memphis."