Beginning in 1979 and extending into the late-80's, Wells Fargo Bank, in cooperation with the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), launched a fitness campaign centered on cross-training jogging/running courses called "Wells Fargo Gamefield." Sports medical experts at Stanford University Heart Disease Prevention Center and the Arizona Heart Institute designed the training programs.
A few stations can still be found along Palm Drive, Lake Lagunita, and Campus Drive. Many of the stations have just disappeared over time.
According to Wikipedia, “the original parcourse was invented in 1968 by Swiss architect Erwin Weckemann with support from Swiss life insurance firm Vita. By the mid-1980s there were more than 4500 parcourses in existence around the US.
I found a number of newspaper stories on-line reporting of a joint project between an enlightened corporate business, a federal agency and a local university.
UPDATE: As of January 2013, the Strengthening Court on Campus Drive West by Stanford Hospital and Medical School is gone.
A Newly Conservative Lesbian is a blog run by a 55 year old lesbian Cynthia Yockey whose views evolved over her lifetime from liberal to fiscally conservative.
A little research turned up the following information about the course.