Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Group walking on a paved trail
Group of women on a hike
Group hiking on rocks
Stair-step path leading up a hill
Group following a trail down a steep hill
People walking on a sunny trail

Please note: All HPHP walks are currently on hold due to precautions around COVID. We will resume walks in the near future.

In partnership with Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area, a collaborative effort between 40 local agencies, SF Rec and Park presents its Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative. Explore our city’s natural areas while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife.

Being outside in parks offers several benefits:

  • Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Introduces neighbors to each other
  • Provides opportunities for physical activity
  • Can reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension
  • Improves the mood and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression

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 sun protection.

Check local weather forecasts – Trail Walks will be canceled due to unsafe conditions and/or rain and holidays.

For more information email