NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk residents have a new way to get fit at Lafayette Park. Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) is proud to announce a new Challenge Course located at 3500 Granby Street. The course tests users’ speed, agility, strength and balance as they conquer climbing nets, floating boards, ninja steps, half-rounds and blocking dummies. The timing system allows users to race against the clock, as well as others. A ribbon cutting for the course will take place on June 15, 2019 at 10am.
Deon Graham, a Naval officer, two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor and Norfolk resident has volunteered to put residents up to a challenge. After the ribbon cutting, Deon will run through the course and give attendees an opportunity to try to beat his time. Want to check out Deon racing through the course? Visit the Norfolk RPOS Facebook page.
“Norfolk’s new Pro Challenge course redefines outdoor fitness and recreation in the region with a combination of exciting obstacle course elements like those seen on the television show American Ninja Warrior or a turfed football training camp. The course provides an innovative way for our residents to incorporate fitness in their lifestyle,” said Darrell Crittendon, Director of RPOS.
In addition to the challenging full body workout, an adjacent two-lane 40-yard dash allows users to race and enjoy fun, friendly competition, and outdoor physical activity.
The course has won a designation as a Playcore Adult Fitness National Demonstration Site and provides new vitality to the 35th street park entrance, reconnecting the park with the Park Place neighborhood.
For more information visit, Norfolk.gov/play.