Activities for Older Adults Abound at JC Parks

Active living for all is a staple of JC Parks. From our leisurely walkers to our seasoned athletes, there is a facility, program, or feature that fits all abilities and interests. The right mix of exercise and socializing makes every day better. So, discover a park, trail, or program that supports your wellbeing, today!


Find Your Zen

Stillness for a busy mind is what you’ll find at The LINC. Our Chair Yoga and Tai Chi offer a welcome dose of Zen. Refocus and reset with low impact Tai Chi. Or pick a seat in Chair Yoga, and namaste with a friend.


Take a Swim

If water wading and resistance training are more your thing, Aqua Motion is a buoyant bet. This low impact water aerobics class improves flexibility, range of motion, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. Water cushioning for your knees and back makes this water aerobics option the perfect pick for tender joints.


seniors in a swimming class


Get Active

Lace up your sneakers and choose your path. JC Parks offers over 15 miles of paved trails that offer a safe and steady alternative to walking on busy city streets. The Greenway Trail offers seven unique trailheads around the city, so no matter where you live or work, a secure and scenic path is just steps away.

When city horns and paved surfaces need rest, JC Parks offer green spaces around the city that are sure to impress. Heading North across the bridge, park your car and take in the river’s edge. Our North Jefferson Recreation Area offers an amazing mix because whether you’re hiking or gardening, active adults find their fix. Here you’ll find Master Gardeners who weed and grow, and community gardens for all to sow.



Cast a Line

And we know fishing is a recreational sport, but we’re sure casting and reeling burns calories galore. Southwest of the Capitol you’ll find the perfect place to fish with a buddy or watch grandkids race. A visit to McKay Park offers you lots with 20.4-acres of fitness, fishing, and recreational chops.



So, whether it’s trail, lake, pool, or chair, your perfect parks day is really quite near. Pick a program or path to keep you lighthearted and fit. Our website has the details, and you’re already here, so just click. Or tie up your shoes, and jump in the car, JC Parks…Just Outside Your Door.