By Valerie Scott
Midwest City Beacon
Del City’s new outdoor exercise equipment is officially open to the public. The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 22 for the fitness court at Patriot Park. The American Flag on the back of the equipment can be seen by drives on nearby Interstate 40.
“We’ve been out since five o’clock; the fire department, local trainers, and even the local news channel were here,” said Del City Mayor Floyd A. Eason, “It is amazing to see the community support.”
The creators of the idea, JD Hock and Rashonna Moore, were in attendance. Hock and Moore are the ones who brought forth this idea and set the motions into place.
Kellon Dixon, project manager at Oklahoma Department of Commerce, helped the city to get the grant.
“I worked with JD and we made it happen,” Dixon said.
Del City Police Chief Steve Robinson and his officers came to show their support for the $200,000 project. The fire department was also in attendance.
“All of my men came out today, we did some demonstrations as well,” said Fire Chief Brandon Pursell.
The team competed in a course exercise race amongst each other. Pursell and his assistant chief claimed to have left the rest of the team in the dust during the pull-up competition.
Eason said the fitness court is the first of several upgrades coming to Patriot Park.
“We’re eventually going to have pavilions, drinking stations, and a toddler playground for parents to bring their kids along,” said Eason.
Moore is also planning on providing classes at the park on Saturday mornings in the near future.
Be sure to check out the free outside exercise equipment at Patriot Park.