The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance recently presented the Building Berks Award to the Kutztown Community Partnership and Kutztown University in recognition of the Keith Haring Fitness Court.
“The Building Berks Award is a testament to the transformative power of creativity, health and collaborative community efforts embodied by the Keith Haring Fitness Court,” stated KU in a release. “This recognition signifies the project’s exceptional contribution to the Kutztown community’s well-being, fostering an environment where art, fitness and community spirit thrive together.”
Located at the corner of Normal Avenue and South Baldy Street, the Keith Haring Fitness Court — featuring the iconic artwork of Keith Haring — is a bodyweight circuit training system equipped with 30 fitness elements that cater to individuals of all ages and abilities, turning exercise into an inclusive and artistic experience.
“The impact of the Keith Haring Fitness Court resonates deeply within the Kutztown community. This vibrant project has not only revitalized the area, turning it into an iconic destination point, but also served as a hub for educational initiatives, exercise clinics and art exhibitions,” KU stated in the release. “Through collaborative efforts with Kutztown University sport management students and faculty, the fitness court has become a focal point for promoting health awareness and unity.”
The Keith Haring Fitness Court stands as a beacon for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
“By celebrating Keith Haring’s artwork and advocating fitness for all, the project embodies a commitment to ensuring equal access to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for every member of the community,” KU stated.
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