Put your creative cap on for a Marin Headlands adventure in art! We will look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration, and then create our own ephemeral nature art. Working individually or as a group, we’ll gather natural objects around the Headlands or on the beach to create amazing sculptures. We will examine the natural wonders of our coastline while exploring our inner artists!
Practice a modification of alignment-based anusara-inspired Hatha yoga with a combination of breathing, standing, and seated postures in front of the beautiful redwood trees. Prepare to sweat, breathe, align, and stretch. Enjoy a fun unique environment of mindfulness and acceptance while strengthening your core, balance and long muscles. Designed for students of all levels of yoga. Class held in all weather except severe rain. Bring a mat and water bottle. Call Mill Valley Recreation at 415-383-1370 for questions. Meet at Old Mill Park Amphitheater, 10 minutes prior to start of class.
Take an easy walk with the whole family in the shade of the creek's water-loving trees and search for the creatures who call this place home. Info: (510) 544-2750
Never tried tai chi? Always wanted to? Now's your chance to do it for free, courtesy of the Open Space Authority. Join us for a 45 minute tai chi program in a beautiful setting by the wetlands. Great for beginners and experts alike.
Join us for Nuestros Parques, Spanish-language nature hikes in the Sonoma County Regional Parks. A bilingual naturalist leads these free, family walks on the first Saturday of each month. On this hike, we'll explore the dense forest of Hood Mountain Regional Park and the headwaters of Santa Rosa Creek. We'll learn about plants and animals and discover why time outdoors is good for our bodies and minds. Walks start at 10 a.m.
Start: Portsmouth Square, 10AM.
End: Hyde Street Pier.
Walk with a ranger through Chinatown and learn about the birth of the city now known as San Francisco. Learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the lingering effect it has on the Chinese community today. Hear about laborers who were hired out of Chinatown to sail on our ship, Balclutha, up to canneries in Alaska, during the early years of the 20th century.RSVP: email@example.com
Come celebrate urban agriculture, food and spring planting time at this fun day on the ranch! Family friendly activities, healthy food and fresh produce for sale, arts and crafts, live music and much more. Volunteers needed, check parkhere.org for details. Questions? (408) 535-4060
Take a gentle walk around the Marina’s flat dirt trails and enjoy the local weather and bayside wildlife. We’ll keep the pace slow for all ages and abilities. Meet at picnic tables by restroom. Questions? (408) 355-2240
Join docent Sarah Schoen an REI Outdoor School Instructor, to search for geocaches, or hidden treasures, using GPS units supplied by REI. This fun and interactive outing is great for all ages. You are encouraged to bring small trinkets (inexpensive children’s toys, less than 2 inches in length are ideal) to use as trade items for the cache.
Our walks are free for all and require no pre-registration. Show up at 10:00 a.m. at Stow Lake (First Saturday of each month) at the Boathouse in Golden Gate Park. Check local weather forecasts – trail walks will be canceled due to unsafe conditions and/or rain. Our professional RPD guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have first aid equipment and are certified in CPR. Please remember to bring your water and sunscreen.This event is organized by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
Take a break from your busy schedule and refresh your spirit with nature at the refuge. Take a guided nature walk on the Tidelands Trail and hear what makes this National Wildlife Refuge unique. The 1 1/3 mile walk traverses through endangered species habitat and offers great views of south San Francisco Bay. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Led by Matthew Keehner.
We will have fun and take care of our health with family-friendly games and gentle walks in and around George "Rocky" Graham Park. Program starts at the Gazebo. Call (415) 332-1441 for more information.
From Ferry Point to Keller Beach, we'll explore this gem on the bay. Meet at the first parking lot after the tunnel for this mostly flat walk.
Drop in program. No registration required
Get ready for a fun and challenging Family Boot Camp at the historic Presidio’s Main Post. Learn basic soldier drills and about Presidio Military life while getting fit. Wear comfortable exercise clothing you can move in and don’t mind getting dirty. Don’t forget your water bottles. We will be meeting at the Main Post Parade Ground in front of the Presidio Visitor Center on 210 Lincoln Blvd.
Join docents Dave and Judy Boore for a fun and educational hike along the San Andreas Fault. On this leisurely stroll, you’ll stop to discuss the wonder of plate tectonics, examine remnants left by thousands of major earthquakes, and learn how to prepare for future earthquakes. This easy hike with minimal elevation change is well suited for children and those needing a less physically challenging outing.
Join us for beginning Qigong and a stroll around the lake. This loop trail includes beautiful views of San Francisco’s very own native wetlands, providing opportunities to see bird species and impressive wild plants. The benefits of Qigong include: loosened muscles and the building of power, the prevention of injury to joints, ligaments, and bones, decreased recovery time from injuries and operations, the reduction of stress, and the re-centering of emotions . For a more enjoyable walk remember to dress comfortably, wear walking shoes, bring water, and use sunscreen.
Who lives here? Why? How do you know? Join docents Gerri Tiernan and Paul Billig for a leisurely exploration along the Sunny Jim, Ipiwa, and Pond Loop Trails. You’ll hear a little history and look for evidence of animals as you learn about plant communities and animal habitats. The hike concludes with an optional visit to the David C. Daniels Nature Center. Picnic tables are available for lunch on your own at the hike’s end. Suitable for school age children.
Join the dance party! We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high intensive moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party on the lawn. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. Check in at the Aquatics & Fitness Center front desk. Class is held at the Community Center on the lawn triangle behind the Center.
Join us for a walk through McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second largest park. The walk starts with light stretching, followed by a guided walk through groves of redwoods and cypress trees. This walk is moderately strenuous, but will be rewarded with an amazing view of San Francisco. Meet by the McLaren Park sign next to the 29 Muni bus stop at University & Mansell. Our professional RPD Guides will provide a short interpretive program designed specifically for each location. The staff will have first aid equipment and are certified in CPR.
Come join Latino Outdoors and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for an easy, family-friendly nature hike! View beautiful spring wildflowers and rolling green hills as you explore the preserve.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 250-9456
Explore nature, enliven your spirit, and increase your stamina in our parks! Admire the San Francisco waterfront as we follow a short section of the Bay Trail. This is a low impact walk designed for bird watching, socializing and a stop at the EcoCenter to learn more about sustainable practices. Meet in the mini-park next to the parking lot. If taking public transportation take the muni 44 and get off at W Corner of Palou Ave & Keith St. Continue along Palou Ave. Turn right at Keith St. Turn left at Quesada Ave. Turn right at Jennings St.