MEDIA ADVISORY: MizzouRec to host grand opening for new Outdoor Fitness Space

Oct. 17, 2023
Contact: Courtney Perrett, 573-882-6217,


MizzouRec will host a grand opening for the new Outdoor Fitness Space at the University of Missouri. The event will begin with an opening ceremony from 1-3 p.m., which will involve a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a reception in the Aquatic Classroom for MizzouRec staff, student affairs staff, student leaders, community partners, Truman and the Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. 

Guest speakers include MizzouRec’s director, Dr. Stephen Byrd, the Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Angela King Taylor, and Miyah Jones, the president of Missouri Students Association (MSA) and a MizzouRec student employee.

Following the opening ceremony will be a special programming session for MizzouRec members, which will run from 4-7 p.m. During this time, there will be giveaways, including raffle prizes (the first 100 students will receive a free MizzouRec water bottle), tabling and other fun challenges for all attendees to enjoy.


MizzouRec Members


Oct. 18
1-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.


1000 Rollins St.
Columbia, Missouri 65203

Media should enter through the southeast entrance on Hitt street. Parking is available in the Virginia Avenue Parking Structure.


Media representatives are invited to cover the event on October 18. Reporters wishing to cover the event should contact Sheena Rice ( and 573-884-2443) and Sadie Collins ( and 573-882-0369).

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