Young Houston leaders challenge obesity epidemic with fitness facility in Fifth Ward
Posted on 06/10/2013

After months of learning about different sectors of the city and the issues facing its populous,  Leadership Houston Class XXXI was tasked with turning out a project. It was the obesity statistics in Houston’s Fifth Ward that propelled the city’s young leaders into action.

“We had to come up with a project that impacts Houston in a positive way but also addresses a need in an underserved community,” Dana Heatherton, opening ceremony coordinator for the organization, explained to CultureMap of the idea for LH Fit, a state-of-the-art outdoor fitness facility constructed at the McReynolds Middle School SPARK Park in Denver Harbor.  Full article