Our Story

The Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area collaborative began in 2012 with the goal of bringing together park and health agencies throughout the Bay Area, united by a vision that parks have a role to play in building community health.

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Our Mission

To improve the health and well-being of all Bay Area residents, especially those with high health needs, through the regular use and enjoyment of parks and public lands.


Our History

  • Yoga stretch break during a East Bay Regional Park District HPHP Program
  • Group hiking in San Mateo County Parks
  • Yoga at McNears Beach, photo courtesy of Marin County Parks
  • Group at Sheep Camp Trail in San Mateo County Parks
  • People stretching in the park at a HPHP: Bay Area program