"Vita Course at Menotomy Rocks Park" Arlington Things to Do Tip by KarenandCory
Arlington Things to Do: 11 reviews and 21 photos
I have an early childhood memory of picnicing at a park and then doing exercises in the woods. I remember walking on a path with exercise equipment in the middle of the woods. My most vivid memory is the delight I had watching Daddy on the chin-up bar. This was back in the 70's and throughout the years I've asked my parents if they remembered the exercise place in the woods but they never knew what I was talking about. Well, over 25 years later I re-discovered Menotomy Rocks Park and the "exercise place". The exercise station signs are still posted on the trees but the bar and rings I remember are gone. I found a sign explaining the history of the Vita Course but half of it is unreadable. I am unable to find any information of it online. What I can read on the sign is that the Vita Course was began in Switzerland in 1968.
In PHOTO 4 you can see evidence that bar and rings once hung here, metal hooks swing in the breeze
I can understand why such dangerous objects were removed. The fragile nature of the kids today does not allow for injury! Spring over Bar! Hang From Rings! Indeed!
The kids these days can't leave the house without a helmet and knee pads but these same parents allow them to watch reality tv and drink cappuccinos. Heh.
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