Physically Active Residential Communities and Schools (PARCS) is a health and wellness outreach program that provides low-cost fitness and wellness services to urban Indianapolis neighborhoods.
All locations are staffed by students from Kinesiology and other departments across the IUPUI campus who are committed to making a stronger, healthier Indy community.
Since 2005, PARCS has filled a gap that local fitness centers and schools cannot provide, due to limitations in funding and time.
PARCS is a collaboration between the IUPUI School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, Eskenazi Health, the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, and public schools in Indianapolis. The program also has support from community partners and volunteers.