By now you’ve probably heard us mention the Crissy Field Park Prescription Day event that we are so excited for on Sunday, April 23, 2017. But did you know that the Crissy Field celebration is just one of 14 events taking place across the Bay Area? Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area member organizations are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the second annual Park Prescription Day the only way they know how – by having free, fun, and family-friendly activities in parks and open spaces!
There are events in several different counties and all of them offer guided programs that encourage being healthy outdoors, such as hiking, nature walks, yoga, and more! Here’s a list of all the fun and FREE activities happening in the Bay Area on Sunday, April 23:
- Marin Health and Wellness Center, Marin City Community Services District, and Marin County Parks are hosting a celebration at George “Rocky” Graham Park in Marin City. Participants will enjoy an afternoon filled with live music, food, and fun exercises.
- California State Parks will be leading two guided hikes on Mount Tamalpais State Park, where participants will explore how nature, science, and mindfulness intersect with one another.
- Contra Costa Health Services, the City of Richmond, the National Park Service, and Walk & Roll to School are hosting a celebration at John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond. At this event participants will enjoy a free lunch, free health screenings, and fun activities that will show them how their local park can benefit their physical, mental, and emotional health.
- East Bay Regional Park District will be holding guided wellness walks in each of their seven interpretive sectors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
- Santa Clara County Parks will be allowing free vehicle entry and parking to all 29 Santa Clara County Parks on April 23rd to celebrate their new ParksRx program.
- Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is leading a leisurely-paced hike along the Ipiwa and Sunny Jim Trails while the docents share California native people’s management and use of indigenous plants and animals. They’re also leading a leisurely walk along Waterwheel Creek Trail where you’ll learn about how John Muir experienced the world and why he continues to be an inspiration and influence to nature lovers.
- The Institute at the Golden Gate and San Francisco health, park, and community partners are hosting an event on Crissy Field in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This event will have fun activities for everyone, such as tai chi, Zumba, and guided walks. Attendees will also be able to receive free health screenings. RSVP to the San Francisco event on Facebook!
For more information about the Bay Area events, visit hphpbayarea.org. See you in the parks on Sunday, April 23!