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Celebrate the opening of the Pete White Health & Wellness Center on May 4 in south OKC

Post Date:04/23/2018 12:04 PM

Get a first look at the newest symbol of MAPS 3’s transformative public investment in Oklahoma City at a ribbon cutting on May 4 for the Pete White Health & Wellness Center.

Mayor David Holt and other civic leaders will open the new wellness center, 4021 S Walker Ave., at 10 a.m. May 4. It’s the second of four included in MAPS 3.

Tours of the center will be offered to the public from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“The Pete White Health & Wellness Center will be a hub for the community, linking residents to incredible educational opportunities, better access to healthcare, fitness amenities and social connections,” said Mayor Holt. “Oklahoma City voters who approved our new senior centers and the rest of the MAPS 3 projects made investments our residents will benefit from for generations.”

The 39,000-square foot facility is operated by NorthCare and is next door to Capitol Hill High School. It has a fitness center for members age 50 and up, and a medical clinic open to everyone.

The center is named for former longtime Ward 4 Councilman Pete White.

The first MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center opened last year at 11501 N Rockwell Ave. and is operated by Healthy Living and Fitness. The City is negotiating with Langston University for the operation of the third center in a to-be-determined location on the northeast side. A fourth center will follow.

About the Pete White Health and Wellness Center

The debt-free $10.5 million center has a heated indoor fitness pool, a fully equipped exercise room, a café with computers, a billiards room, an art room with a kiln, a demonstration kitchen and a large outdoor patio.

The hybrid fitness pool has four lanes for swimming laps, plus an area for water aerobics and similar activities. The fitness center has new weight machines, treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes and a walking track. Six new tennis courts will be shared with the high school.

The center’s medical clinic offers primary care and behavioral health services through NorthCare and Variety Care, and physical therapy services. It has 12 exam rooms, a pharmacy and a separate entrance and waiting room for students.

“We’re proud to be partners with important care providers, and to bring these services to residents of south Oklahoma City and throughout the community,” said NorthCare CEO Randy Tate. “This center will be a cornerstone for the south side and connect residents from all demographics to meaningful amenities and services to improve and maintain their quality of life.”

Residents age 50 and up can sign up as members for the fitness center by contacting NorthCare at (405) 858-2700. Membership fees apply.

The clinic is open to everyone of any age.

About MAPS 3

MAPS 3 is a $777 million, debt-free capital improvement program to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City. It is funded by a 1-cent sales tax initiative that began in April 2010 and ended in December 2017. MAPS 3 funds eight projects: Downtown Convention Center, Downtown Public Park, Modern Streetcar/Transit, Oklahoma River Improvements, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements, Senior Health and Wellness Centers, Trails and Sidewalks.

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Media Contact
Michael Kimball
(405) 297-2669
michael.kimball@okc.gov

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