Adults taking part in Multicultural fitness session

Healthy Parks Healthy People Program

Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) is a worldwide campaign launched in 2010 by Parks Victoria, Australia. The campaign encourages healthy active fun in the outdoors while appreciating and taking care of our parks and open space areas.

HPHP Web Banner Logo
HPHP Web Banner Logo

The East Bay Regional Park District is a leader in the  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.

HPHP Subhead Activities Events

Join the 10,000 who take our annual Trails Challenge! This FREE self-guided hiking and biking program invites you to explore the Regional parks and keep fit outdoors. 

Have fun while learning to strengthen your body and increase your flexibility with our online community -  FREE live online Fitness Classes.

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. See and learn more of your Regional Parks with a naturalist as your guide! View the Calendar of Events.

HPHP Subhead Motion Minute

HPHP Bay Area - Public Service Announcement, 0m:30s

HPHP: George Miller, U. S. Representative - 7th District, 1m:00s

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
Michael Levy, President & Founder, Pet Food Express.
More videos...

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

HPHP Section Get Involved

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.


HPHP Section Partners
  • Healthy Parks Healthy People Bay Area
  • The Golden Gate National Parks
  • US Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Park Service
  • Alameda County Public Healthy Department
  • Contra Costa Health Services
  • Let's Move
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Bay Area Open Space Council
  • Institute at the Golden Gate