Gannon University, Our West Bayfront and Erie County Department of Health Partner to Host West BayFit
Posted: July 11, 2018
Gannon University, Our West Bayfront and the Erie County
Department of Health are partnering to host West BayFit. This free
program will include a range of fun, active and educational
activities for all ages, and will be held 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday
beginning July 11 through August 15 at Bayview Park, located at
West Second and Cherry streets.
"West BayFit offers something for every age and it is a great
way to enjoy one of the City's most beautiful parks," said Anna
Frantz, Director of Our West Bayfront. "We hope that both residents
and visitors to the area will enjoy these fun and free events in
The program will feature a different sports clinic and games
each week, including soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis and
kickball, and will welcome representatives from local teams such as
the Erie Commodores and Erie Bayhawks.
"West BayFit serves multiple purposes: to provide the necessary
resources to encourage healthy lifestyles, as well as to grow in
community with each other and foster pride for our park and our
neighborhood," said Kaitlyn Falk, AmeriCorps*VISTA at Gannon
University and West Bayfront resident.
West BayFit will also offer various children's activities with
the expERIEnce Children's Museum and local churches, the Erie
County Library's Bookmobile, yoga, health information, fresh
produce and more. The West BayFit events are supported by an Erie
Community Foundation grant.
"Creating opportunities to engage our families in outdoor
recreation is a priority of West BayFit," said Laura Luther, Public
Health Educator at the Erie County Department of Health. "Children
in the community get to experience new and exciting ways to be
healthy, which gives them a foundation for building healthier
habits as they grow."
For a full schedule of events and more information on West
BayFit, visit ourwestbayfront.org.