Exercise parks for older adults featuring low-impact exercise equipment are popular in other countries, but rare in the United States. The Springfield Lake Adult Exercise Park opened in November, 2011 and is the first of its kind in the State of Ohio. It is designed for older adults and features outdoor exercise equipment to help increase flexibility and improve balance. It consists of eight pieces of exercise equipment — a cross-trainer, a cycle trainer, leg lift station, sit-up bench, free runner, body flexor, a flex wheel and an upper-body trainer. The park is located at Springfield Lake Park off Canfield Road.
The park was paid for in part by County of Summit Community Development Block Grant funds.