The 9th street fitness area, locally known as Muscle Beach South Beach (MBSB), is in Lummus Park. The area presently showcases two state-of-the-art fitness pieces, the MyLeopard Tree and the MyBeast installations, which collectively feature over 30 workout components that address calisthenic and aerobic exercises. Moreover, MBSB also houses the BeaverFit performance locker, which targets weight training (Exhibit A). The locker is a 20’ standard shipping container, custom-fabricated to store equipment such as medicine balls, kettlebells, battle ropes, Olympic bars, and bumper plates, features external attachments such as pull-up stations, a 12’ rope climb tower, and squat stations.
The Parks and Recreation Department is in close contact with the MBSB community on an ongoing basis and is greatly responsive to their needs. At this time, the Department is overseeing the addition of a second 20’ performance locker with an expanded selection of custom accessories, including Hex Bars, Farmer Walk Handles, and Nylon sleds. The equiptment was selected in consultation with MBSB users.
Pursuant to multiple recent conversations between the City, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission (FWC), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding lighting at Lummus Park, the addition of lighting is not likely to be permitted since the area is located east of the Coastal Construction Control Line and because of MBSB’s proximity to the beach, areas where turtles nest.
The City is actively working with the FWC and FWS regarding lighting at Lummus Park.
Nonetheless, the Department will work with the community to address potential lighting needs, west of the coral wall, in the park proper.