We are a group of Parkour and freerunning traceurs and traceuses based in Douglasville, Georgia, on the western edge of Metro Atlanta. We meet several days a week at the Deer Lick Park Skate Center on Mack Road. We are in the process of setting a fixed schedule for classes/practice sessions. This schedule will be announced at the Parkour in the Park Jam on August 29th. Please come join us as we introduce parkour and freerunning to the community and show off preliminary plans for the Fitness and Agility Park we are designing for a community service project. We need everyone to come support this effort and show Atlanta how popular parkour and freerunning has become.
Parkour is a discipline practiced by people of all ages and nationalities. Most of us practiced parkour without realizing it when we were children, as we ran and jumped uninhibitedly, enjoying our environment with a child's unbridled delight and enthusiasm. As we grew older, society taught us to contain our movements and curiosity, walk in a straight line, and stick to the main path. Parkour traceurs forge their own path, seeing opportunities instead of obstacles, and free themselves to once again find delight in interacting with their environment.
West Atlanta Parkour is dedicated to helping beginning traceurs condition their bodies and develop safe and proper techniques. Please check out the links below for tutorials on proper and safe parkour moves. Start slow, start low, then see how far you can go! We're behind you all the way!!
Due to the excessive heat index Atlanta has been experiencing, we have decided to postpone the second annual Parkour in the Park Jam until later this fall. We look forward to working out in crisp fall weather instead of wilting in this heat and humidity!! We will be posting the new date very soon so stay tuned!!
We are in the initial planning stages for a multi-purpose Fitness and Agility Park to be constructed by community volunteers, probably at Deer Lick Park. This park will include an Urban Park area with various sized walls for flips, climbing, tic-tacs and cats, and hopefully the main wall will be tall enough for rappelling and rope climbing. This area will include a padded "pit" under the main wall (shredded tires) so that newbies can practice safely. It will also have areas for precision practice, such as posts of varying heights and spacing, and balance beams. We also plan to include adult sized "monkey bars", overhead ladders, and pull-up bars. We are also planning to include a standard military-style obstacle course in an adjoining area. A low ropes course would also be a cool addition for future expansion plans. We are meeting with the local law enforcement agencies, military recruiters, ROTC, and Boy Scout leaders to determine what they would like incorporated into the park so they can practice there. So far, we have met with 100% support in the community for this project.