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National ParkRx Day 2020

April 25th is National ParkRx Day. This annual event promotes the growing movement of doctors prescribing outdoor activity in parks and nature to their patients to improve health. Additionally, National ParkRx Day encourages everyone to recognize that physical activity, even walking throughout our own city’s parks and trails, is an important part of being healthy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our communities, the Healthy People Healthy Trails initiative is committed to helping you

Celebrate National ParkRx Day 2017

National ParkRx Day will be held Sunday, April 23rd 2017. National ParkRx Day promotes the growing movement of doctors prescribing outdoor activity in parks and nature to improve patient health. Healthy People Healthy Trails is a local program here in Santa Barbara County. Program partners support the National ParkRx Initiative to advance the use of parks and public lands to improve health and wellness among individuals and communities. Check out our Calendar of Events to learn how you can connect to

Michelle Durtche Challenges Franklin Trail

Michelle Durtche is a fifth generation Carpinterian with literally hundreds of Medel relatives living here in town. Her husband Rob is a local firefighter, and they have three children ages 15, 17 and 22. When did you first go up the Franklin Trail? Why? Right before last Christmas I got on the scales and was horrified that I weighed 203 pounds. I’m only 5-foot 1-inch. I wasn’t just overweight, I was totally out of shape.

Running the Foothills of Carpinteria: Victor-ously

Victor Centina is a runner who came to the United States from Mexico City in 1989. He has worked for Gigavac for 11 years where he holds the position of Production Line Supervisor. He has three sons: Xavier, Victor and Alex. What brought you to the United States? I really came for the American Dream. I have had 29 years of a wonderful adventure, especially here in Carpinteria. I fell in love with this town

Gregorio Perez Conquers Mountains

Gregorio Perez was born in the state of Guerrero in Mexico and later moved to Mexico City. He was able to move to the United States in 1983. Once here, he worked hard to learn English, went to college to learn U.S. history and happily became a U.S. citizen 12 years ago. Gregorio is self-employed as a gardener. He lives here in Carpinteria with his wife Leticia and sons Jordan and Bryant. If you run