Dallas Park Turns Into Obstacle Course

Lee Park becomes an obstacle course

By Kim Fischer
|  Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010  |  Updated 6:26 PM CDT
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Dallas Park Turns Into Obstacle Course

The art of urban acrobatics is now being made available to the masses thanks to "Parkour in the Park."
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The art of urban acrobatics is now being made available to the masses thanks to "Parkour in the Park."

People of all ages are learning how to use natural body movement to navigate around outdoor obstacles at Lee Park in Dallas. Jim Asaff is in his 60’s and said, thanks to the program, he’s becoming much more limber.

"I like the jumping. It's something I don't do well, but I like to try," Asaff said.

The group has been meeting every Saturday for the past few months. Each week, the group grows.

Organizer Scott Sperry, said the best part is seeing everyone work together.

"We have seen the most amazing things with people coming together that normally might not be hanging out together," Sperry said.

Sperry said not only is it a good work out, it's beneficial for your body no matter your age.

"If you're older it will prevent you from probably taking a serious fall. If you're younger, it can give you a basic athleticism that you can apply to any sport later," Sperry said.

Sperry said "Parkour in the Park" is just the beginning of the free-running movement in Dallas. Within the next year, he is opening an indoor obstacle course called "Life Cirque."

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