Check out this park and its updated playground, pickleball courts and NEW outdoor fitness court (Opened July 19, 2023)!
The BRAND NEW Willmar outdoor fitness court, first of its kind in Minnesota, provides more than 2,000 square feet of healthy infrastructure. One half of the court features equipment at 7 exercise stations that allow users to use their own body weight for a complete workout. The other half of the court features a studio for classes such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba or stretching. The court was created for people aged 14 and over and with all abilities for workouts that are adaptable for all fitness levels, allowing participants to move at their own pace.
Download the free Fitness Court App that’ll enhance your outdoor gym experience with a digitally supported wellness program.
BONUS: Sonja Madsen, a Willmar sculpture artist, created “Out and About”, a mural that is featured on the wall of the court. It features graphic human images doing outdoor activities like running, biking and swimming through graphic landscapes and connected by a graphic trail. Sonja feels that it ‘highlights the diversity of our community and the universal connection to nature and fitness.’
*The Fitness court was funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the National Fitness Campaign and the Willmar Parks and Recreation Department.
While you’re there, walk across the street to learn about the Sperry House!
It was built in 1893 as Albert H and Jennie Sperry’s farm. As an early official of Willmar village, he developed the surrounding neighborhood known as “Sperryville” and gave it to the City for what is now Sperry Park.
Please call the Willmar Parks & Rec for more information about Sperry Park at 320-235-1454.