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AARP FitLot Opens in Rose Mofford Sports ComplexAARP FitLot Opens in Rose Mofford Sports Complex<div class="ExternalClass4381AACCF4924CE2B83DE63B9D2ACF75"><p>​An AARP Arizona-sponsored FitLot, an outdoor fitness park, opened in Phoenix's Rose Mofford Sports Complex on Tuesday. </p><p>Over the next several years, AARP plans to sponsor a fitness park in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP is working with FitLot, a 501c3 organization dedicated to helping communities find the resources they need to plan, build and program outdoor fitness parks, to construct these amenities throughout 2019 and 2020. Each park will include FitLot exercise equipment and space for group programs that can be adapted to meet a wide range of fitness levels and abilities.</p><p>The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting included Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark, AARP Arizona Director Dana Marie Kennedy, volunteers and community members.</p><p>“I want Phoenix to be a community that embraces and celebrates every stage of life," Mayor Gallego said. "Part of this is providing opportunities to a diverse population to improve their health and well-being. This fitness park meets that goal and provides a community gathering spot for people of all ages and backgrounds."</p><p>“Livable communities are communities that people want to be in," Kennedy said. "I want to see a vibrant and livable Phoenix. Unless we are able to provide families with the tools they need for healthy eating and active living, a community will not be a livable community. This park is open to the public and we hope the community enjoys it."</p><p><strong>About AARP:</strong><br>AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit <a href="https://www.aarp.org/" target="_blank">aarp.org</a> or follow <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AARP/" target="_blank">@AARP</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AARPadvocates" target="_blank">@AARPadvocates </a>on social media.</p></div>11/19/2019 10:00:00 PMGregg Bach, 602-262-4994Parks and Recreation Department602-262-6862