Our Story

Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area 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.

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
  • Audience at Nature Promotes Health Training
  • Crowd at Health Outdoors! Parks and Public Health Forum