Park & Recreation officials will host a grand opening and open house on Saturday for the new fitness center at Linwood Recreation Center. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the south-side recreation center, 1901 S. Kansas.
Attendees can tour the new center, try out the equipment and inquire about memberships. The fitness center features state-of-the-art, Precor brand fitness equipment. Equipment includes treadmills, ellipticals, upright & recumbent bikes, adaptive motion trainers, resistance equipment and free weights.
The fitness center includes a security system, with a keypad, mag door locks and cameras for recreation center staff to monitor the area. The front entrance is only accessible to members who have purchased memberships to the fitness center. For membership information, please visit www.wichita.gov and click on Park & Recreation.
Facility hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
The new fitness center is the result of feedback from customers of the recreation center. The fitness center is located in what was an empty office in the southwest corner of recreation center.
“We envisioned and identified a number of different scenarios on how that space could be utilized,” Lisa Klaassen, the director of the recreation center, said. “We asked program users what they wanted in the space if there was an opportunity to renovate it. Time and time again, the answer was a fitness center.”