Monterey Park’s Barnes Park gets new playground, fitness court.

Monterey Park city officials recently unveiled a new playground and fitness court at Barnes Park and within a couple of days it was getting lots of use.


The previous Barnes Park playground was over 20 years old and has been upgraded with two entirely new play structures ‑ one for children 2-5 years of age and another for 5-12 years of age, according to a city release.

Each structure includes slides, various play apparatuses with shade canopies, swing sets and rubberized safety surfaces.


Adjacent to the playground is a new outdoor “fitness court.”

The city partnered with the National Fitness Campaign ( with the goal of providing the community with outdoor equipment that residents of all fitness abilities could utilize.

This outdoor bodyweight circuit training system enables users to perform a full body workout within a seven movement, seven-minute system.


Community members can also download a free fitness court app designed to help users learn different fitness court exercises and compete in fitness challenges.