Adult Wellness and Education Center to open its doors November 13

The City of Norman’s Adult Wellness and Education Center is set to open its doors to the community at 11 a.m. on November 13, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing Norman Forward Quality of Life Initiative. This eagerly anticipated event will take place at 602 N. Findlay Avenue in Norman.

The ribbon-cutting will take place at 11 a.m. with an art dedication for a mural in the natatorium entitled “Vibrant Connections” by Oklahoma artists Tiffany McKnight and Aunj Braggs taking place immediately after. "Vibrant Connections” celebrates the interconnectedness of people through a colorful palette set against an Oklahoma landscape. A luminous path symbolizes shared experiences that unite us, guiding us towards a destiny of togetherness and understanding.

Operated by Healthy Living Norman, the Adult Wellness and Education Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to promote wellness, education, and community engagement. With a wide range of programs, classes, and services to enhance the well-being of adults 50 or better in the Norman area, this center is set to become a cornerstone of the community. 

"We believe that a healthy community is a thriving community. The Adult Wellness and Education Center will serve as a hub for adults in Norman to come together, learn, and grow, promoting a stronger, more vibrant Norman," said Jason Olsen, Director of Parks and Recreation. "We're grateful to Healthy Living for their partnership in bringing this center to fruition. Together, we're shaping a healthier, happier future for Norman, one person at a time."

The project has been in the preliminary process for over a decade, reflecting the city's dedication to creating a facility that truly serves its residents. Input from various parts of the community has been a crucial aspect of the design process, with surveys, workshops, and ad-hoc boards providing valuable insights and shaping the center to meet the community's diverse needs. The $14 million facility includes a walking track, warm saltwater pool, multi-purpose rooms for classes and exercise, cardio equipment, several classrooms for art, a strength training area, and a teaching kitchen, all housed within a spacious over 30,000 sq. foot facility.

Among the many programs and activities offered at the center are personal training, group exercise classes, pickleball, drawing and painting, pottery, mixed media, floral design, and healthy cooking classes. In addition to these enriching programs, the center will host events such as seminars, movie nights, and festivals.

The grand opening event promises to be an exciting occasion, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the beginning of a new era in the community for the adult residents of Norman. Attendees can enjoy live music, informative facility demonstrations, and a local food truck will be on site. All members of the community are invited to celebrate the culmination of efforts to provide this exceptional wellness and education center for Norman residents.

For more information about memberships, classes, and the Adult Wellness and Education Center, please visit To find out more about the ribbon-cutting ceremony, contact the Norman Parks and Recreation Department at 405-366-5472 or