Donna Leong

Sausalito, CA

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We had so much fun celebrating with everyone at Crissy Field's Park Prescription Day. On Sunday, we welcomed thousands of park goers to experience the health benefits of being outdoors. Participants of all ages were taking part in group activities,…
The planning for Park Prescriptions Day is under way! Come celebrate this free and fun day in the parks on April 23, 2017, from 11-3 at Crissy Field. We will have lots of fun activities for all ages. Climb our rock wall, enjoy a serene tai chi lesso…
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 23, 2017, to celebrate the second annual National ParkRx Day! Across the nation, there will be public events that will promote the growing movement to prescribe parks and nature to improve human health.
Last yea…
Park Prescriptions Program Panel at American Public Health Association Conference. Photo courtesy of Donna Leong.


The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting took place in Denver earlier this month and I had the privilege of attending on…
National ParkRx Initiative Convening Attendees
Last week, the Institute hosted the 3rd National ParkRx Initiative Convening in St. Louis, along with our partners: NRPA and NPS. At this convening, we discussed the next phases of development for not o…
 


Are you wondering how you can strengthen your agency’s park prescription program? Want to start a park prescription program, but don’t know how? Unsure of what park prescriptions are, but eager to learn more?
Join us for the National ParkRx Init…
Photo courtesy of San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks
Last Saturday was National Trails Day and thousands of sites across the United States celebrated the holiday by hiking, maintaining, and enjoying the wonder that trails bring.
Last S…
April 24th is National Park Rx Day and it is a day celebrated across the United States to promote the growing movement of prescribing parks and nature to patients to improve human health. Additionally, National Park Rx Day encourages everyone to sta…
Written in collaboration with Lori Bruton
If you are a long-time fan of Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area, you’re in luck! The HPHP: Bay Area Collaborative has been working hard over the past year to create our own website!
For a group of pract…
February is American Heart Month and to celebrate, we’ve asked Mike Gonzalez, Regional Director of Multicultural Initiatives at the American Heart Association to give us a few tips on how to celebrate.
Mike Gonzalez is the Regional Director of Multi…
Zarnaaz Bashir and Robert Zarr presenting at the APHA session "Prescribing the outdoors to improve overall health and well-being."
Photo courtesy of Robert Zarr, Clinician at Unity Health Care, Founder of DC ParkRx, and ParkRx Advisor for the Nation…
On September 9, the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, launched a nationwide Call to Action on Walking. As chronic disease, depression, and obesity rates in the country soar, “America’s Doctor” is extolling the health benefits of walki…
(co-written by Kristin Wheeler, Associate Director) 
Parks need health partners and public health needs parks. That was the ever-emergent theme of this year’s National Recreation and Park Association Congress. At this congress—one of the biggest par…
Pass by corner of Drake Avenue near Phillips Drive in Marin City and take in the sights and sounds of George “Rocky” Graham Park. Initially built in the 1940s, the park had been dismantled in the 1990s due to maintenance issues. Rocky Graham Park ha…
Come one, come all! Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park wants YOU to help break the Guiness World Record for largest crowd of people dressed up as Rosie the Riveter. History buffs, costume lovers, and coveralls aficionados are…
This year, May 10-16 is National Women's Health Week, as designated by the US Department of Health and Human Services. 



Park use is not gender-neutral. Slide from Deborah Cohen et al. (Rand Corporation) presentation at Greater and Greener. 

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