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  • Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival

    Looking for a fun and healthy activity this weekend? Discover your East Bay Regional Parks along with health related activities, vendors, and more at this free festival, celebrating National Get Outdoors Day in partnership with the US Forest Service. Enjoy music, entertainment, a Kids' Zone, naturalist programs, cooking demos, healthy food, and much more.

    Saturday, June 22, 2013
    11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
    2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536
    FREE Admission and FREE Parking

    For more information visit the website.

    See you in the parks!

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  • We're Hiring!

    The Institute is looking for a new Communications Specialist!

    The Communications Specialist is responsible for supporting the Institute’s mission by implementing the Institute’s outreach and communications work. The role is critical in our efforts to inform and connect with the right stakeholders and audiences. The successful candidate has strong collaborative skills and a commitment to teamwork. Much of the role is focused on the Institute’s programs, which address how parks respond to health, food, climate change and urban development challenges. Working closely with the Institute Director, Program Managers and their teams, the Communications Specialist builds awareness about and support for the Institute and its programs through a range of communications tools, including online content and social media, traditional media, visual media, and other tools.

    To find out more about the position or learn how to apply, please click.

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  • Congratulations to the National Park Service for their commitment to providing healthy and sustainable food in our nation’s parks. Today senior White House officials announced that all park visitors will have healthy and nutritious food choices at 250 food and beverage operations throughout the country, reaching 23 million meals served annually. Right here in the Bay Area, Muir Woods Café has already received national recognition for serving 90% organic, healthy, sustainable, and Food Network acclaimed food for the park – stop by and have a taste!

    To read the official National Park Service Healthy Food Announcement click here.

    Healthy Parks, Healthy People!


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  • Park, health and community organizations from all nine Bay Area counties will begin offering free, introductory level programs today and on every first Saturday of the month. Join us at a park near you today!

    See you in the parks,


    Health Program Coordinator, Institute at the Golden Gate

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  • Welcome to the Institute at the Golden Gate's new and improved website! We're passionate about making parks and public lands part of the solution to some of society's biggest challenges. Working with partners locally, nationally and globally, our current programs seek to unlock the power of parks and nature to:

    • promote people's mental and physical health;
    • inspire and educate the public on climate change;
    • catalyze the movement towards healthy, sustainable food; and
    • solve challenges of urbanization and development.

    Please join our online communities and be part of the global movement. We welcome your feedback and ideas.


    Chris Spence
    Director, Institute at the Golden Gate
    June 2013

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