Healthy Parks Healthy People

Healthy Parks Healthy People is a worldwide campaign to encourage healthy active fun in the outdoors while appreciating and taking care of our parks and open space areas.

The East Bay Regional Park District is a leader in the Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) United States initiative, working to reintegrate human, environmental and ecological health into the mission of public parks. As the largest regional park district in the nation, the District has worked closely with the U.S. National Parks Service, national and regional park industry member agencies and other global organizers to promote the use of parks as a pathway to health. Through the HPHP program, the District is working on many fronts to support public health.

Join the annual Trails Challenge! The self-guided, self-paced hiking program is free to residents of Alameda and Contra Costa County. Now it's easier than ever to participate! No registration required; simply to out Trails Challenge page to get started.

Regional Parks naturalists and recreation staff lead a number of programs such as bike rides, fun birdwatching, and healthful hikes of varying lengths and levels of difficulty for people of all ages. Participation will help you stay healthy, and you will see more of your Regional Parks with a naturalist as your guide! Activities Calendar!


Healthy Parks Healthy People Bay Area - Public Service Announcement

Motion Minute videos featuring:

Media Spokespeople: Doug McConnell, OpenRoad.TV; Wendy Tokuda, TV News Anchor; Miranda Wilson, Radio Personality.

Community Leaders: Amanda Williams Calhoun, M.D., Kaiser Permanente; Bob Coomber, Hiker & Outdoor Enthusiast; Lorrie Sullenberger, Fitness Expert; Michael Levy, President & Founder, Pet Food Express.

Healthy Parks Healthy People - YouTube Channel

Award-Winning Get Active! Video by Teens Dan Aki & Allan Yeh


Commit to get fit and discover the wonders of the Regional Parks including hikes, children’s programs, nature stories, volunteer opportunities and much more. Sign up for our monthly online newsletter today.

Read about walking in nature for better health, from our partner Kaiser Permanente.