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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

Health & Wellness 2020 | Santa Maria Sun

A well-written article about the Healthy People Healthy Trails​ initiative in Santa Barbara County was posted on January 22nd, 2020, in the Santa Maria Sun. Author Zac Ezzone did a great job capturing the essence of a program designed promote the value of linking the healthcare and recreation communities to make it easy for physicians to prescribe outdoor activity for children and adults, for families to find fun places to walk in nature, and encourage all to

Cabrillo Ball Park Promotes Walking and Fitness

The popular public park, located at Cabrillo Boulevard and S. Milpas Street has received a major overhaul. Access to the park has been improved along with many other amenities including several multi-use grass turf areas and a walking path with views of the ocean. A 1/3-mile health and fitness walking path surrounds the park and the paved path features new outdoor fitness equipment arranged in a circuit along the route. There are 13 pieces of

TRAILS & ART…what’s that all about?

Hot off the presses are a set of six postcards showcasing paintings from Santa Ynez River and watershed. The front of the 6×8 postcards feature artwork from the River’s Journey Project developed by six artists calling themselves Rose Compass. The backside has a map showing trails to follow to get to the location where the paintings were made. The postcards were made to promote the goal of the Healthy People Healthy Trails ( http://healthypeoplehealthytrails.org/ )

Celebrate National ParkRx Day 2018

We making plans to celebrate National ParkRx Day on April 29th. 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 your own city’s parks and trails, is an important part of being healthy. Healthy People Healthy Trails is a local version of ParkRx here in Santa Barbara County.

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