Boise & Garden City

Boise’s second outdoor gym, courtesy of opens in Camel’s Back Park on June 5

Boise’s second outdoor gym, a gift from and contractor HC Company, will feature 15 pieces of fitness equipment, including a sit-up bench, leg press, rowing machine and squat press.

The exercise equipment is free for the public to use year-round. Boise Mayor David Bieter will join founder and CEO Ryan DeLuca on June 5 in Camel’s Back Park for a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially dedicating the new gym. The event starts at noon. The park’s official address is 1200 W. Heron Street in Boise.

After the ribbon cutting, representatives will demonstrate how to use the equipment and provide free instruction to the general public at 12:30 p.m., and then again at 5 p.m.

This gym will be similar to the one installed in June 2013 at Ann Morrison Park.

“The first outdoor gym was such a huge success,” DeLuca said in a Boise Parks and Recreation news release. “We wanted to continue our mission of giving back to the community. Everyone deserves a chance to experience the life-changing physical and mental benefits of a gym – for free.”

The gym’s TriActive America equipment is grouped together on a 1,900-square-foot pad adjacent to the park playground. Signs provide instructions and health tips. Find a map, concept drawing and suggested workout here.

The donation is valued at $80,000, which includes purchase of the equipment, installation and maintenance for five years.

The outdoor gym dedication coincides with Fitness Expo at the Century Link Arena on June 6th, as well as Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness Week.