The great thing about calisthenics is that you can start working out immediately without having any equipment at all. This is exactly how I started. Working out at my home without any equipment. After a while, I wanted to do some pull-ups, and that’s when I started looking for nearby calisthenics parks.
When I was just starting working out the nearest calisthenics park was 15 minutes walk away from my home. Also, it had old equipment that was falling apart. Not quite the ideal setup for your workouts. But, I went with it and used it anyway.
A few years later two new calisthenics parks were built in the neighbourhood. The one I go to most frequently is just 5 minutes away. Now it’s a pleasure working out there. You will also see all of my videos were recorded in this park.
What Is A Calisthenics Park
Calisthenics park is usually just a park intended as a children’s playground but with a few basic workout equipment pieces. Since it’s a kid’s playground, this equipment might not be ideal for adults.
However, on rare occasions, you will be able to find the calisthenics park with equipment for adults. In any case, it’s definitely better than nothing.
Now, because it’s a public park and it’s open to everyone, you may not have it for yourself only. Be patient and allow others to enjoy it too.
At least it’s free and always available.
What Equipment Can You Find In A Calisthenics Park
In most calisthenics parks you will find a few basic pieces of equipment:
- Pull-Up Bar
- Dip Bars
- Low Bar
This basic equipment will be all that you need to do just about any calisthenics workout you can imagine. If you have a resistance band in your backpack with you, your workout options are almost unlimited.
Some parks may have more equipment options. But in my opinion, those four are really all you need to do a great workout.
How To Find The Calisthenics Parks Nearby
One of the ways to find a close by calisthenics park is by getting on Google and looking at the street view. Walk around the neighborhood and you may find the park you are looking for.
But it may not be the best way to go about it. Google may not have the latest maps for your location, so you may miss newly developed workout sites.
There are two specialized sites on which people insert their favorite workout locations. Here you can find calisthenics parks near you:
Which Exercises You Can Do In A Calisthenics Park
You can do almost all of the calisthenics exercises in almost any calisthenics park. The great thing about calisthenics is that it requires little to none of the equipment. So, you can even get by without any equipment at all.
But, calisthenics park gives you the ability to do exercises on a pull-up bar, dip bars, and bench.
Here’s (a really small) list of the exercises you can do in a calisthenics park:
- Hanging Leg Raises
- German Hang
- Incline Push-Ups
- Elevated Pike Push-Ups
You can also check a more comprehensive list of calisthenics exercises for more ideas.
Calisthenics Parks Key Takeaways
When doing calisthenics, you need minimal equipment for maximal workout results. But you do need some basic tools for the job.
A pull-up bar, dip bars, low bar, and bench will definitely do the job. And you can find these in almost any calisthenics park out there.
Now, all you have to do is go there and do your workout.