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.
The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming which means spring is in session! Join us for our free event with a YMCA naturalist as we explore the wildflowers in the Marin Headlands.
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.
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.
oin 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 what spring brings to Crane Creek Regional Park - wildflowers, waterways, and animal tracks! We'll learn about the park's flora and fauna and discover why time outdoors is good for our bodies and minds. Walks start at 10 a.m. and end at noon.
Join docents Wesley Sawyer and Jayita Bhojwani, and 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.
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.
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.
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
Join docents Jenny Whitman and Nina Bell, and 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.
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.
Join Strether Smith and Nina Bell on the San Andreas Fault for an introduction to earthquake science and lore. You’ll explore the fault zone and participate in a discussion of plate tectonics, fault types, local earth deformations, and the inevitable earthquake that Bay Area residents can expect sooner than later – by geologic standards. This easy hike with minimal elevation change is well suited for those needing a less physically challenging outing. Engaged children 8 years and older are encouraged to attend.
Climb the mountains and get the good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees,” said John Muir. Walking the Waterwheel Creek Trail with docents Maureen Draper and Steve Brugler, senses attuned to scents and sounds as well as sights, you’ll learn more about how Muir experienced the world and why he continues to be an inspiration and influence to nature lovers. Interested children 6 years and older are welcome on this leisurely walk. (Note: Participants will carpool to trailhead.)
Celebrate National Park Prescription Day with California State Parks by participating in many different types of guided hikes ranging from introductory to moderate in level.
Prior to European settlement, the Bay Area was home to a mosaic of Native American tribal communities and many frequented the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join docents Kim Borick, Sarah Schoen, and Farhana Kazi for a leisurely-paced hike with frequent stops along the Ipiwa and Sunny Jim Trails. Historical perspective, including California native people’s management and use of indigenous plants, animals, and raw materials will be shared. You’ll discover what brought the first people time and again to these mountains. Engaged children 12 years and older are welcome.
Join park interpreter Rosanna for a 3 mile hike, moderate difficulty, along the trails of Mount Tamalpais State Park to explore how nature, science and mindfulness intersect. Meet at the Pantoll Trailhead/Parking.
Join the Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area collaborative on April 23, 2017 to celebrate Park Prescription Day at a signature event on Crissy Field from 11am-3pm! At this event, attendees will be able to participate in activities for all ages and abilities, such as yoga, tai chi, zumba, obstacle courses, and park ranger-led walks. Plus there will be free health screenings, giveaways, interactive booths and tents, and a relaxation area to enjoy the beautiful views at Crissy Field.
Spend a Sunday with family, friends, and neighbors at the recently renovated John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond! Enjoy a FREE lunch, FREE health screenings & FUN activities. Discover how your park can benefit your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Join the Marin Health and Wellness Center, Marin City Community Services District, and Marin County Parks for an afternoon filled with live music, food, fun, and exercise at Love Your Park! A National ParkRx Day Celebration. For more information call (415) 339-8813.