In European countries, physical activity parks are being built by local governments to provide a place for older adults to practice and perform physical activities. These facilities began to be built in Finland with the "Dynamic Garden" and "3 Generational Play" in 2005. The first park in Spain was built in Leganes, Madrid, which was named "Parque Biosaludable" (Bio-Healthy Park).
These parks are built by the municipal government in Spain to promote the practice of physical activity in elderly people. Most of the Bio-Healthy Parks are built in conventional parks and gardens of the Spanish cities and towns. These gardens carry out an interesting public service relating to the health and well-being of older adults for maintaining both body and mind in a healthy state. Exercise equipment is found within the small enclosed area. Although there is no instructor available, users can utilize posters of information for instructions on how to use the equipment. All equipment is designed to promote exercise outdoors. The exercises proposed help to maintain or improve cardiovascular and respiratory function, muscular strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance.