October 31, 2014
Contact: Lucien Sonder
, 510-232-5050 Ext. 6622
(Richmond, CA)--Visitors of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join National Park Service rangers for outdoor fitness and fun at 10 AM on Saturday, November 15th and December 13th, 2014, at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial, in Richmond, CA, part of Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. The Memorial is located in Marina Bay Park, at the intersection of Marina Bay Parkway and Melville Square. Please note: Currently there is a detour on Marina Bay Parkway. For directions to the Rosie the Riveter Memorial, visit https://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm, scroll halfway down the page.
These two free exercise programs will feature stretches, outdoor exercises and games, all while learning more about healthy initiatives that began in the Richmond shipyards during WWII, and that continue to be relevant to exercise trends today.
Reservations are not required for this event. Park Rangers are First Aid and CPR certified. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All visitors are advised to wear comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes and bring water. Sunscreen and snacks are not provided, so please bring your own. Programs will take place rain or shine, so please bring rain gear!
Working in collaboration with the “Healthy Parks Healthy People Bay Area” initiative, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park is hosting these programs to encourage park visitors to make healthy lifestyle choices while spending more time outdoors.
For more information about this national park, visit the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, which is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit https://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and all park sites and programs is free.